Food: Time for a meaty discussion
Specialising in Japanese wagyu, the world’s most exclusive and expensive beef, Malloy’s Craft Butchery has just opened at Cambridge’s Railyard.
The brainchild of Mike Malloy - who’s been a butcher man and boy, since his dad got him a spare-time job at the age of 14 - and business partner Ginny Thomas, the enterprise aims “to bring fine dining into people’s homes without them having to do any of the work: all they need to do is buy the meat and put it in the oven”.
A specialist in artisan cuts, who rears his own Jagyu cattle, a Jersey/wagyu cross, Mike explains: “For commuters who are coming back from work late at night and don’t necessarily have the time to prepare and cook a meal from scratch, we can supply them with a fantastic piece of meat that has already been stuffed, rolled and flavoured along with tailored cooking instructions, so that all they need to do is put it straight into the oven when they get home, giving them convenience without compromising on quality.”
Encompassing a fresh meat counter, a cooked meat counter and a butcher’s block, where customers can watch their meat being prepped, Malloy’s also has a comfy welcome area, complete with sofa and coffee machine.
“People can often feel rushed in and out of a butchers and we’re very committed to the idea of this being a place where you can come and enjoy exploring ideas without feeling any pressure,” adds Ginny.
Malloy’s Craft Butchery is at Station Place, Cambridge. Follow @malloyscraftbutchery for more.
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