What are Bacon Joints

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Unsmoked Bacon Fore End Joint

What are Bacon Joints

Ever wondered what the difference between a collar bacon joint and a fore end bacon joint?
Well, first of all, bacon joints are a great alternative to gammon joints. Bacon joints are from the front end of the pig and carry more marbled fat which is in between the muscles or ‘intramuscular’ to get technical. This produces tender, moist joints, full of flavour. Easy to cook bacon joints, no need to pre-soak and can be frozen if you wish.

What are Collar Bacon Joints?
Collar bacon joints are from the top of the shoulder or neck and made up of many muscles, plenty of marbling and certainly plenty of flavours.

What are Fore End Bacon Joints?
Fore end bacon joints are from the lower part of the shoulder of the pig including the first part of the front leg. Sometimes referred to as the cheap end although we don’t know why as after we have trimmed and cured this is an excellent bacon product, slightly leaner than the collar but equally full of flavour.

Where to Buy Bacon Joints?
You can buy two types of bacon joints online from us, the Wiltshire Bacon Company. Each bacon joint is produced from our well looked after British outdoor-reared pigs. You can choose smoked or unsmoked from our popular Collar Bacon Joints and our leaner Fore End Bacon Joints.

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Comments (4)

  • Philbrick Reply

    , We used to buy small ” BACON JOINTS ” ( not gammon ) from Morrisons stores, enough for two people ,about £5, ( no more ), However, they have stopped selling them this last year. We still cant find any one else, including butchers that sell them, They have ALL switched to gammon — not the same !! My wife is 90 and got the original recipe from her mother,, wow !! Can you suggest anything please. Kind regards, Mr Philbrick

    February 20, 2019 at 9:25 am
    • Wiltshire Bacon Co Reply

      Hi Mr Philbrick,

      We supply both Collar Bacon Joints & Forend Bacon Joints, available smoked or unsmoked with temperature controlled delivery to your door. You can view our selection of bacon joints here

      February 20, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Michael Reply

    I’ve searched all major stores and butchers in Greenwich London areas to no avail. Can only find gammon joints which are not the same.

    April 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm
    • Chris Reply

      Popularity of the bacon joints did decline some years ago.Butchers shops outside of the South West and indeed the supermarkets are not stocking at the moment so they are difficult to source other than via our website.

      many thanks

      May 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm

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