How to Butcher an Entire Pig: Every Cut of Pork Explained | Handcrafted | Bon Appetit

How to Butcher an Entire Pig: Every Cut of Pork Explained | Handcrafted | Bon Appetit

Butcher and author Bryan Mayer shows Bon Appetit how to butcher an entire pig at Wyebrook Farm and explains every cut of pork. There are five sections of the pig that yield edible cuts: pork shoulder, pork belly, pork loin, pork butt (or ham), and the head. From those sections, the butcher can offer sausage, bacon, spare ribs, brisket, ribs, steaks, pork chops, pork cutlets, coppa, presa, secreto, and tenderloin.

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How to Butcher an Entire Pig: Every Cut of Pork Explained | Handcrafted | Bon Appetit

Special thanks to Fleishers Craft Butchery and Wyebrook Farm.


  1. I think of one thing when I see a pigs severed head, and one thing only. Tamales.


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    The moment the pig head showed up triggered thousands of vegans haha

  4. Really enjoyed this video. I could have been a butcher!

  5. Per-Arne Johansson

    All is different in Skandinavia. I dont Butcher it the same way. But still it´s just an Pig 😉

  6. Michael Carter

    Bon Appetit needs to add a few more of these videos. Like how to butcher a tube of sausage, how to cut packaged sliced bacon into cubes, how to butcher an entire can of Vienna sausages, how to cut wennies for beans and wennies. Call it "Butchering for Complete Idiots"

  7. Charles Blog

    I am Vegan! PLEASE SAVE ME!

  8. Mark Mendoza Hernandez

    looking at my ham sandwich so, thats where you come from

  9. @peta

  10. Awel Enriquez

    Good job… very professional

  11. utkarsh mishra

    Pig is related to God Vishnu

  12. Keywords at the beginning: Hung for about 7 days, don't want to inject any bone dust into the muscle. Instead of a butcher, these meats artist should be rebranded as an MS (Meat Surgeons), because of the artistic and detailed surgical way they respect the meat when working-cutting it. I can say that due to the crisp of the skin it this beautiful pork could have
    been slightly smoked.

  13. TransitNerd 3687

    1,600 vegans disliked this video.

  14. Devil Gargosha

    dissect me 8)

  15. Ajax Cochrane

    Very much appreciate the video, I've "butchered" plenty of deer, pigs and goat but not anywhere near this level of precision. I'd love to acquire your level of skill!!!

  16. khazler The great

    That's a pretty fatty pig.

  17. Pig skin makes good cracklin for snacks or cornbread, or bake them to puff them up !

  18. humm now i want to be a butcher after watching a few of your shows worth it alone for the prized cuts

  19. How do they clean up the skin?? Can we get a video on that please

  20. Lazarus Volta

    what size of the gloves do you have?