• Rain Shadow Meats (map)
  • 404 Occidental Avenue South
  • Seattle, WA, 98104
  • United States

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $100

1/2 Hog demo

This class is a demonstration of the proper break down and preparation of a 1/2 Tails and Trotters’ hog by Russell Flint, owner of Rain Shadow Meats. Russell will cover an array of topics, including the following:

  • The farmers.
  • The raising and feed of the hogs.
  • What makes Tails and Trotters’ hogs so special.
  • The anatomy of the animal.

The primary focus will be educating students about the significance of utilizing the entire animal, and why it’s critical to educate the public about the importance of whole animal consumption as a conscious society. Class highlights include:

  • Learn how to break down a half hog, using only a knife.
  • Learn the differences between cuts, including: chops, roasts, and braising cuts.
  • Learn which cuts lend themselves better to aging, curing, and sausage making.
  • Why prioritizing cuts is so critical.
  • The importance of scoring skin and fat before roasting, and when/why you truss certain cuts. 

Salumi and beer* (one per person of age) will be provided for your pleasure. This is a great class for the home cook looking to further their culinary knowledge, or anyone in search of understanding where their meat comes from. 

all sales are final, and will not be refunded for any reason, unless Rain Shadow Meats is unable to perform the class due to unforeseen circumstances. please ensure you can attend before purchasing.


If Interested, please sign up using the form below. Someone will contact you for more information and/or to make payment arrangements.

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