8 Tips to Get the Best Value from your Butcher

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Getting exactly what you want from a butcher shop can sometimes be challenging. So, follow these 8 tips and tricks - and you'll never have to worry about this problem again!

Meat is definitely a staple in the Maltese diet – often chosen as the preferred option when dining out or having guests over at home. So, if you’re looking to really get the best quality out there, here are 8 tips you should keep in mind when shopping from your butcher store.

1. Don't be afraid to ask your butcher questions

Butcher shop in Malta with a selection of gourmet meats
La Boucherie's butcher shop in Malta with a selection of gourmet meats

Like any other craftsman, a butcher is knowledgeable in his/her trade. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you do not hesitate to ask questions. An experienced butcher will happily answer, ensuring that you get the best value possible for your needs.

When shopping online from La Boucherie, you can ask any questions you may have using our live chat-box; which you can see at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Our butchers always happy to give you our best suggestions!

2. Know that there is no "perfect cut"

Wagyu beef is one of the most prestigious types of beef in the world
Wagyu beef is one of the most prestigious types of beef in the world

There is no ‘perfect cut’ of meat. Each different cut suits a different occasion, recipe or budget.

Therefore, look for a butcher that is always ready to listen to your requirements and give you their recommendations on the most suitable cut for your needs.

You can also read our guide on the 7 best gourmet meats, based on different tastes and preferences.

3. Sausages and burgers aren't always made from the scraps

Gourmet sausages prepared in-house by our butchers
Gourmet sausages prepared in-house by our butchers

When shopping from a gourmet butcher, know that we go the extra mile with ALL of our products – even sausages and burgers.

Fully prepared in-house, we ensure that all our sausages and burgers are of the finest quality possible.

For example, our Irish Angus burgers are 100% made from Irish Angus Chuckroll, and our Sashi burgers are 100% made from Sashi Chuckroll. Maintaining this high level of pure meat ensures a gourmet quality burger like you’ve never tasted before!

4. Tell your butcher about the event

Preparing a BBQ party among friends and family
Preparing a BBQ party among friends and family

In order to have the best experience possible, it’s always a good idea to give your butcher as much information as possible.

For example, if you let us know that you’re entertaining a large number of guests, we may offer you practical solutions for that particular event – i.e. cuts of meat and recipes that are easy to prepare, ensuring that you get to enjoy the party, and not spend the whole time preparing!

5. Delivery means practicality

La Boucherie deliver meats right to your doorstep - to all Malta and Gozo
La Boucherie deliver meats right to your doorstep - to all Malta and Gozo

Shopping from your local butcher store is a regular event in one’s typical grocery list. Therefore, why not make the shopping experience as practical as possible?

To have world-class meats delivered right to your doorstep, simply select your preferred date and time from the calendar whilst checking out on our website.

We also offer same-day delivery to all Malta and Gozo on orders placed before 12:00.

6. Bigger cuts mean bigger savings

A large-sized black Angus ribeye steak
A large-sized black Angus ribeye steak

Depending on your butcher of choice, ordering a larger cut of meat can sometimes mean you’ll be paying a lower price per kg.

This is especially true here at La Boucherie… and here’s why…

Since we are importers, we sell directly to you at wholesale prices. This means that even though our cuts are typically quite large, you’ll be saving loads of money when shopping from us.

Moreover, you aren’t just saving money on ‘average’ meat. You’re saving on the best meat in the world. We only source our products from the world’s best producers, with beef grades such as USDA, Angus, Sashi and Wagyu all available here!

7. Ask your butcher about the source of the meat

Sashi Beef available at our butcher shop
Sashi Beef, available exclusively at La Boucherie, is the winner of the World Steak Challenge 2018

The best butchers will know from which country their meat has been sourced, what the cattle was fed, and how it was raised. These important factors are critical in determining the quality of the final product.

8. Look for the reviews

La Boucherie is Malta's best rated butcher in Malta
La Boucherie has a 100% 5-Star rating on social media

What better way to choose the right butcher than hearing about other people’s experience?

Before choosing a butcher, we strongly recommend that you look up their ratings and reviews on social media. Look out for any potential red flags that may have come to your attention from the reviews of other customers.

At La Boucherie, we currently boast a 100% 5-Star review on our social media pages. You can see them here:

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Benedetto Cavalieri is gourmet pasta made in Italy
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