Our products use fresh free-range meat and produce, free from preservatives, gluten, starch and flour. This simplicity, and careful seasoning lets flavours shine, and with slow cooking the juices explode in your mouth. We also use natural casings, because it doesn't make sense to wrap something so good in something artificial.
No tomato sauce necessary.
Hand-crafted Traditionally with Free-Range NZ Meat - Made in New Zealand by Imported Frenchmen.
An exquisite pate made free of artificial stabilisers. A refined smooth texture with a cracked pepper finish.
Ingredients: Free-range Chicken Liver, Duck, Fresh Onion, Porto, Fresh Garlic, Cognac, Raw Sugar & Spices, Gelatin
I have been a huge fan of cracked pepper pate for as long as I can remember. Even when I found out what was in it, I still loved it. (I just try not to think about it too much.) I enjoy it in a lot of simple ways, despite having a lot of ideas I want to try out with it as more on an ingredient that a topping... but it never seems to last long enough to do any experimenting with.
Even so, this has to be one of the top five pates I can recall ever eating - so full of flavour, a rich creamy texture and best of all, no preservatives - which makes me so happy because I always find they affect the flavour despite manufacturers' assurances to the contrary. My only slight, and VERY personal-to-me gripe was that the gelatin cap - there to protect the pate from oxidation - was a bit thicker than I prefer it. However, you can't expect a preservative-free pate to survive very long at all with a thin cap and air leaking in causing it to spoil quickly. It's a trade-off I'm willing to accept in the name of a superior product.
So... the closest I got to experimenting with this batch was... umm... well, I had it on toast. I had it on toast with cheese. I had it on toast with cheese and tomato. I had it on toast with grilled cheese. On toast with parmesan cheese. On a CRACKER! And then it was gone. Life can be so unfair at times.
Overall, this was a true delight for my tastebuds. Unfortunately, with a product like this, all I can really do is rave on repeatedly about how amazing I found it... but repeating myself isn't going to do much for you, I imagine, so I will leave it here and simply STRONGLY recommend that if you see these guys at a show or expo, you make the time to swing by and try the pate. If you are into pate, you're going to want to make sure you have a full wallet and a large, empty backpack.
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