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Re: Goat Meat

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Well, it's popular here so they sell it, moreso around Easter, but if I give them a week or so (if they don't already have it), I can pretty much get it year round.

Same for suckling pigs (however, they are generally 8-10kg).

One Easter, I did a half of each (pig, goat, lamb), 5 hours in the smoker.


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As I already said, I'm not aware they sell whole things around Zürich, except for poultry, of course. Maybe they do, but it didn't even cross my mind to ask, not having seen it in a shop, or rather a market.
We sometimes buy fresh unpasteurised milk from a farm, it might be worth asking...
Whole or split animal is the tastiest...last year we spent the Easter in CH, and bought a whole Australian (or was it from New Zealand? can't remember) lamb leg and it turned out pretty tasty, albeit judging by its size the animal was obviously more like hogget/mutton than lamb. But we prepared it pretty well, my OH enjoys cooking and he always manages to cook really well.
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I prefer to cook them whole or split.

Tom
Yes, that's the best, if you want the real stuff.

But then again, you have a big family here... hungry kids, m-i-l, s-i-l etc. Hmm, I actually envy you..he he.
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Re: Goat Meat

Hi,


there is a butcher in Staefa called Geren-Metzg (http://geren-metzg.ch/gallerie).


Even though they don't have goat meat on their regular selection, you can order it and they always have special offers around Easter.
















They don't sell pork.

Meat quality is good, not sure however if its worthwhile coming all the way from Zuerich.
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Re: Goat Meat

Hi all. So I bought some fresh goat from Art of Food, and it came pre-cut "ragout style" in packages of approximately 800-900g. I've attached a photo here. You can't choose which part of the goat you'd prefer. The pieces definitely came from the whole goat.

I made some goat vindaloo with it, and it turned out quite well - the meat was tender after 2 hours in the oven, and it tasted pretty good too. There were definitely some pieces that were not ideal, but overall, pretty great for the cheap price (13 CHF/kg). Since this was my first try, I can't really say if the quality is consistent or not.

They also sell ground goat. Sometimes they have pieces and ground goat frozen as well. It's good to call in advance for availability, as it is a small set up... also, sometimes it arrives on Thursdays and sometimes on Fridays.
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Hi all. So I bought some fresh goat from Art of Food, and it came pre-cut "ragout style" in packages of approximately 800-900g. I've attached a photo here. You can't choose which part of the goat you'd prefer. The pieces definitely came from the whole goat.

I made some goat vindaloo with it, and it turned out quite well - the meat was tender after 2 hours in the oven, and it tasted pretty good too. There were definitely some pieces that were not ideal, but overall, pretty great for the cheap price (13 CHF/kg). Since this was my first try, I can't really say if the quality is consistent or not.

They also sell ground goat. Sometimes they have pieces and ground goat frozen as well. It's good to call in advance for availability, as it is a small set up... also, sometimes it arrives on Thursdays and sometimes on Fridays.
This is similar to what I buy from the Aggarwal store in Zürich and it makes great curries. You can buy it either on the bone or boneless. I prefer on the bone.
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Re: Goat Meat

I saw whole goat legs ("Gitzi Gigot") at Lidl near Luchswiesen today for ~50 CHF/kg, as well as some pieces. The legs were small, probably from baby goats.

Also, Art of Food sells not only mixed pieces ("Ragout") and ground goat, but also rib chops that are packaged separately. All at 13 CHF/kg.

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Re: Goat Meat

When buying some lamb from Maxim Süpermarket at the Schwamendingerplatz (good quality; also, Swiss origin), I learned that they also sell the "gitzi" (baby goat).

They had some from France for 19 CHF/kilo, but the butcher also told me that they have Swiss goats as well for 13 CHF/kilo (if I understood correctly). The only catch is that you have to buy either half or the whole goat (which doesn't include the head).

I didn't ask how much butchering he is willing to do, but he's usually willing to cut chops if you buy a rack and slice steaks from the lamb legs I get. I got the impression that the Swiss goats can be purchased year round.
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the butcher also told me that they have Swiss goats as well for 13 CHF/kilo (if I understood correctly).
You didn't, 30/kg is more like it for Swiss goats.

I buy a half or a whole for Easter, not cut into pieces (but split if whole)

And yes, they can normally be purchased year round.

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Re: Goat Meat

I do need to investigate this option more thoroughly, the conversation was one I had in passing.

He told me that the French goats were more expensive due to the import tariffs, so it's something under 19 CHF/kilo.
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Old 30.03.2017, 16:37
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Re: Goat Meat

I've never seen French goat for the same or more than local Swiss goat, usually the French is 2/3 the price of the Swiss.

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Re: Goat Meat

Tom, you'll have to take it up with the butcher at Maxim. I'm just the [goat meat] messenger.

It's possible that there are variations in price depending on region and where they source the goat, within CH and without. I could believe that there would be import duties on foreign meat sold in CH. Accordingly, I could also believe that if you would buy this meat directly in France (and not declare it), that there could be some price savings.

Not to go OT, but for example, his Swiss lamb sells for between 14-30 CHF/kilo depending on the cut, 14 for ground lamb or neck, 20 for the leg, and 30 for the chops. This is almost half the price of the lamb from New Zealand they like to sell at Migros and Coop, but I don't know how it compares to what you get direct from the farm. On the other hand, I've never seen Swiss lamb sold in the supermarkets I frequent in this part of Zürich.

Like I mentioned in an earlier post, Art of Food sells goat for 13 CHF/kilo although you can't decide which bits of the goat you'd like beyond chops (which are also 13 CHF/kilo, last I checked a couple months ago). In the supermarkets, you can only find goat around this time of the year, and the legs are 50+ CHF/kilo, so the prices vary quite a bit. I will update this post with more concrete info if I manage to free up enough room to buy half a goat.
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Re: Goat Meat

Today at Manor:

Ticinese goat: 29/kg (normal price 39/kg)
French goat: 25/kg (normal price 36/kg)

I got 1/2 a Ticinese goat, 3.5kg, to grill Sunday or Monday.

Tom
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I got 1/2 a Ticinese goat, 3.5kg, to grill Sunday or Monday.

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The front, or the back half?
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The front, or the back half?
The side half.

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The side half.

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Re: Goat Meat

Just an update on Maxim supermarket at the Schwamendingerplatz, they are having a sale on goat at 13.90 per kilo. They need a day's lead time to process your order.

You have to buy either half or a whole goat. Half a goat runs around 4-5 kg (no head). They are willing to process the goat as you desire. One thing to note is that it's frozen.
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Half a goat runs around 4-5 kg (no head).
Holy moly...

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Re: Goat Meat

You had me at Curry.
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Re: Goat Meat

you can get tofu and vegetables in most stores....
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Just an update on Maxim supermarket at the Schwamendingerplatz, they are having a sale on goat at 13.90 per kilo. They need a day's lead time to process your order.

You have to buy either half or a whole goat. Half a goat runs around 4-5 kg (no head). They are willing to process the goat as you desire. One thing to note is that it's frozen.
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you can get tofu and vegetables in most stores....
Is that goat flavour Tofu?????
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