Spotlight on Great Ocean Ducks

by Olivia McCrimmon November 22, 2021 1 min read

Spotlight on Great Ocean Ducks

What are Aylesbury Ducks?
They're a rare English table bird. They are slightly smaller than the more popular pekin ducks, the meat is slightly more gamey in flavour and the skin has a more yellow coloured fat.

What farming methods do you use?
We use a simple free range method of farming. We place great importance in raising happy healthy ducks. Our ducks spend most of the day grazing in the paddocks and come in for protection from predators in the evening to a brew of soaked wheat, grain & fresh wheat.

What are your 3 top tips for cooking a Great Ocean Duck?

  1. Don’t do much to the duck beside a bit of salt and pepper.The meat flavour will shine
  2. If you like to cure meat duck is amazing to make into prosciutto and hams
  3. Get a ‘Just Duck” recipe book & go crazy...

What restaurants do you supply to?
Too many to list, but some local ones are Anchovy, Oster, Grossi Florentino, Hazel, Nomad, MoVida, Kazuki & Agostino.

What's an absolute must have dish for your Christmas?
We will be having a whole smoked duck at Christmas we call it a duck ham!