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Aug 12, 2010 01:20 PM

Butcher Class?

I'm interested in a Butchery (and/or Charcuterie) Class/Demonstration. Ideally, like a one-time Saturday morning or something? "Student" participation and "take home the spoils" would be a big plus. Whole hog, sheep, 1/2 steer type of thing would be great. MoCo location ideal, but will travel.

Will any fellow 'hounds please let me know if they hear of anything like this at a shop or a restaurant? Or if any restaurant owners are reading, may want to hike up your insurance premiums and offer such a class.

Thanks, Pappy

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  1. I would be VERY interested in this as well.

    1. There is a guy that I think offers this class in Annapolis.

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      1. re: RobertM

        These are great classes. Just got an e-mail on fall courses:

        September 14, 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        Whole Lamb Breakdown w/ Butchers Hand Saw
        Cut in primals then further processed into frenched rack chops, Boneless loin, shanks, butterflied leg, lamb leg steamship, cubed lamb and ground

        $60.00 per guest

        Fabricated Lamb will be offered at a discounted price to all class members afterwards.

        Our classes are limited to 15 guests per class.

        September 28, 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        Beef Cutting Demo

        Complete trim: Maryland's Own Dry Aged Beef Tenderloin Demo
        Whole Trimmed Tenderloin, Center Cut Roast, Butterlied Tenderloin
        Steaks and Tips

        How to grill a whole Tenderloin Demo

        $75.00 Per Guest each Guest will take home 1 lb. assorted steaks from demo. Roasts will be offered at a discount to class members

        October 12, 2010
        7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        Whole Pig Cutting Demo w/ Butchers Hand Saw

        Maryland's Own Whole Dry Aged Pig Break Down
        Pig will be cut into primals and further processed into chops, roasts
        ribs, ham and cube

        Knife Sharpening Demo

        each paid guest will receive a shapening stone

        $60.00 Per Guest

        For those who want to sign up please call asap our classes fill up quickly
        call us at 410-295-7500 or e-mail Mike @
        will need your credit card info to confirm your reservation.


        Three demo's for the price of one!

        October 26, 2010
        7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        Whole Fresh Fish Cleaning Demo
        How to Completely Bone Out Whole Chickens
        Slow Roasted Carved Turducken Sampling for The Holidays

        $60.00 per person


        1. re: ClevelandDave

          Mike aka My Butcher is great and so is his store. I am glad to see others pointing out his business. He is so community minded . . . and he LOVES meat. Sign up for his e-newsletter.

          PS I have posted about him before - but I am a customer, not his shill. ;-)

      2. Anybody know of something similar in northern VA/DC?