We arrived in Falmouth after a five and a half hour drive on the Thursday afternoon, booked into our hotel and set out to see what the Oyster Festival was all about and Friday we explored the beach as well as the festival.
But up bright and early on Saturday and we headed to the tiny village of Wheal Rose to the home of Etheringtons Butchers. Our day was to be a pork butchery course with a cornish pasty made on site followed by sausage making before finishing.
We met Frank, our butchery instructor for the day who could bone and roll a shoulder of pork in 49 seconds! We both took a little bit longer than that.
When we arrived I was surprised to learn that not only were we the only participants for the day but that I was going to work too. We both had half a pig in front of us
If you are looking for a fun and unusual gift then contact Etheringtons, they can send you a gift voucher and make the booking process really easy for you. Make a weekend and stay in a nearby B&B for a really lovely, foodie treat, there is loads to do in Cornwall.
Many thanks to Etheringtons for treating Mr R and myself to a really fantastic day. As usual all opinions and photographs are my own.