Christmas Delivery Dates for Organic Christmas Dinner Selection with Free Range Goose:
As Christmas day falls on a Wednesday this year, delivery options are limited to the following options:
Thursday 19th December – You will need to freeze your Goose on receipt (See tab on storage instructions)
Friday 20th December – You will need to freeze your Goose on receipt (See tab on storage instructions)
Tuesday 24th December – The Goose should be stored in the fridge until Christmas day morning.
For cooking, we recommend this guide from Nigel Slater: Roast goose with apple sauce, lemon potato stuffing and marsala gravy
Christmas Eve Delivery:
Store your Goose in the fridge.
The bird will come loose bagged – store the bird in the bottom of your fridge with the bag open.
Ensure you keep the fridge cold (<4C) by avoiding leaving the door open, and (as always) never put any hot food in the fridge, always allow it to cool to room temperature first.
Delivery on Thursday 19th / Friday 20th
You will need to FREEZE your goose on arrival. This in no way affects the taste, texture or nutritional value of the goose.
IMPORTANT – Geese take a long time to defrost.
This should ideally be done in the fridge if you have space, in which case we recommend starting the defrosting process on MONDAY MORNING as one should allow at least 10 hours per kg.
If you have no room in the fridge, please check the timing guide below:
Cool room (10-15C) – allow 4 hours per kg (Around 24 hours before you plan to cook the goose)
Room temperature (20C) – allow 2 hours per kg (The night before you plan to cook the goose)
Wherever possible though, defrosting in the fridge is much more preferable.