Our professional chef clients love to serve this venison. But it doesn't take a culinary genius to turn venison into a beautiful meal. These chops are simple to prepare, and will transform an average meal into something special.
Think of venison as an all-season meat. Take it out to the grill in the summer and serve with a fresh salad or grilled vegetables.
Sear venison stove-top in fall and winter and pair with seasonal root vegetables, chestnuts or dried fruits.
In spring, venison is bold enough to take the strong flavor of ramps, and yet works with tender asparagus and butter lettuce.
You simply can't go wrong with venison rib chops.
Just the facts
- Authentic, Cervena-certified venison
- Every farm practices sustainable farming methods and humane treatment of animals
- Grass fed, pasture raised
- No antibiotics, hormones or steroids
- High in protein, lower in fat and calories than beef
- Four chops per package
- Sold in an uncooked state
- Product of New Zealand
- 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
Our venison comes from a group of small-scale ranchers in New Zealand who raise Red deer according to the strict standards required by the Cervena name.
Cervena is a trademarked appellation which certifies that all the venison with their label has been humanely pasture-raised, and 100% grass-fed with only minimal supplemental feed such as hay. The pristine pastures of New Zealand offer conditions that are essentially wild, but in which the ranchers can still monitor and protect the deer.
One of the Cervena standards is a rejection of steroids, growth hormones and antibiotics. Only in cases of extreme disease will antibiotics be administered, and then the animal is tracked and not allowed to be processed.
Cervena also requires that animals be less than three years of age at the time of processing, which takes place only at accredited facilities that are specifically licensed and regularly audited by an independent agency.
All of this focused care brings out the best in the venison; it is lean, consistently tender, deep red and full of sweet flavor.
Naturally low in calories and fat, yet packed with nutrients like iron, zinc and B vitamins, Cervena venison is a high-quality protein and one of the healthiest red meats available today. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, venison has about 20% less fat and about 100 fewer calories per 3.5 ounce serving than beef. It's the ideal meat to include as part of a healthy and balanced diet.
These venison rib chops are at their most tender when cooked quickly at high heat and served rare to medium rare. Our venison does not require the slow-cooking and low temperatures traditionally used for wild deer, so think outside the braising pan.