Many say that cooking meat on the bone makes for a more flavorful dish, with added depth, nuance and texture.
And when you braise our beautiful veal osso buco in white wine and aromatics you’ll know why. Fall-off-the-bone delicate meat and little pockets of quivering marrow offer a satisfying meal every time.
Osso buco, meaning “pierced bone,” is a traditional Italian term for the cross-cut veal shank, usually from the top of the thigh.
With a high proportion of meat to bone, this is a cut made tender by slow cooking.
Make osso buco the centerpiece for a large dinner party and prepare to accept the compliments.
Just the facts
- Humanely raised in a stress-free environment
- Never caged or penned
- Male Holstein stock, raised to a maximum of 425 pounds
- Diet of high-quality natural milk protein product, pure spring water
- No antibiotics, no hormones, ever
- Never irradiated or injected with any substance
- Sold in an uncooked state
- Average 10 pieces of 2-inch cut osso buco
- Packaged in 2 bags, 5 lbs each
- Product of USA & Canada
- For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing
Like everything else at D’Artagnan, our veal is raised humanely to produce the best flavor. We work with a cooperative of small farms in upstate New York and Canada that raise Holstein calves on milk formula alone. The calves are never individually caged or penned.
Instead, they are raised in group housing, in open spaces with clean straw bedding, free to socialize with other calves in a sunlit, comfortable environment.
These unique veal barns have been lauded by Dr. Temple Grandin, an expert on humane animal husbandry. The barns are temperature controlled, with ample air circulation and plenty of space for free movement; the calves have access to the outdoors when weather permits. The farmers strive to minimize stress on the calves, and limit the number of calves per barn.
The feed consists only of a high-quality milk protein product and pure well water, to which the calves are allowed 24-hour access, via a highly technical nipple feeding system. They are never administered any GMO products, antibiotics or growth hormones. Our veal farmers achieve a careful balance between tradition and technology, weighing the calves to determine their nutritional needs and monitoring them carefully to ensure their health and well-being.
Dredge in flour and pan sear the osso buco before placing veal in the braising liquid.
Plan ahead and braise osso buco in a slow cooker for effortless and savory results.