Long before ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ became trendy, Berks County embodied farm to table. Local butchers were a vital part of that way of life and were always considered trusted neighbors. Their shops offered a sense of community where customers felt welcome and they came to appreciate the skill and expertise of true craftsmen. In stark contrast to today’s sterile, faceless, supermarket experience, Dundore & Heister offers local, pasture-raised and organic meats in a unique, wholesome, and inviting environment reminiscent of a bygone era.
Our butchers, trained at the prestigious Fleisher’s Meats in New York, provide a level of service and competence that is second to none in our region. Our service harkens back to a simpler time when the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage of butchery was widely known and appreciated. Dundore & Heister holds the skill and knowledge of the local butcher in the highest regard. We pay tribute to their legacy of nose-to-tail thrift, and honor the timeless tradition of connecting proud and hard-working farmers to their communities without pretense.
Customers shopping at Dundore & Heister know that they are eating the highest quality, locally raised, antibiotic and hormone free meats available. Our customers trust that they can turn to D&H when they aren’t sure which cut to buy, how much to serve, or what preparation is best – whether for their family dinner or a grand holiday celebration.
Butchery, Braising and Beer Class
Join us Saturday, February 18th 2:30 p.m. at the Easton Public Market for a unique culinary experience as we perform the nearly lost art of craft butchery with a focus on the technique of braising. Special guest will be Chef Jeremy Bialker of Two Rivers Brewing Co., who will be cooking alongside D&H’s own Chef/Butcher Michael Schanlzer. Participants will watch as Jeremy and Mike create scratch samples paired with special Two Rivers craft beer selections. During the class, you will see the the break down of a beef primal and learn how that primal leads to more familiar retail cuts. You will also hear about sourcing, heritage and musculature of the animal and participate in a beer braising cooking demonstration.
Leaving this class, you will have a better understanding of the art of butchery, foundations of braising and how to tie a roast. You will also receive a take home braising kit, complete with roast, beer from Two Rivers Brewing, hand selected produce and provisions from the Highmark Farmstand and delicious recipes.
At Dundore & Heister, we want to offer a practical approach to cooking with the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch. We believe it is important to slow down and experience the togetherness that the dinner table has to offer. This class is great for couples, aspiring home cooks and anyone interested in the art of butchery.
Butcher Dundore & Heister to bring old-fashioned business to Easton
13 October 2015
For some, the sight of a severed pig’s head, hanging delicately from a hook, is repulsive. But not for Bill Cavanaugh.
“People look at the head like it’s really scary and gross,” says Cavanaugh, the business manager of Dundore & Heister. “But it’s just meat.”