Date published

April 1, 2022

If there’s one thing Alberta’s known for, it’s our succulent beef. While we carry some of the finest cuts around town at Calgary Co-op, there’s more where that came from—including chicken, pork, lamb, bison, duck, veal and beyond. You could call our butcher’s case a meat-lover’s paradise. 

Our in-store butchers are artisans of their craft, dedicated to providing you with the finest cuts of meat, tailored to your preferences. From custom cuts to ready-to-cook pre-marinated items and dry-aged wonders, the butcher’s case is a treasure trove for foodies, at-home chefs and culinary masters. Let’s delve deeper into the tantalising world that awaits you on the butcher’s block.

Crafting Custom Cuts

At Calgary Co-op, our butchers are more than just experts—they’re craftspeople who can turn your meat dreams into a juicy reality. Whether you’re looking for a specific thickness of steak, a bone-in roast, or a unique cut for a special recipe, we can make it happen. 

Our butchers can custom cut steaks and roasts, including two-inch t-bones, French racks and crown roasts. We will even fillet or skin fish for you, or portion cut a whole chicken! With our butcher’s skillful hands and sharp knives, we can customise cuts to match your exact preferences, ensuring that every meal is a delight.

Ready-to-Cook Pre-Marinated Mains 

For those who crave convenience without compromising on flavour, our ready-to-cook pre-marinated items are a game-changer. These carefully curated selections save you time without sacrificing quality. Imagine sinking your teeth into succulent, marinated chicken breasts or barbecue-ready kabobs, lovingly prepared and well-seasoned by our skilled butchers. We’re making weekday dinners and weekend barbecues a breeze.

Pick and Prepare Your Own Meats 

The butcher’s case at Calgary Co-op isn’t just about large cuts or bundles—it’s a cornucopia of individual items that cater to every palate. From single steaks to portioned chicken thighs, you have the flexibility to pick exactly what you need for your meals. This not only reduces food waste but also empowers you to experiment with new recipes and cooking techniques. The variety of individual items available ensures that every shopper can find something to suit their culinary desires.

Beef Aged to Perfection: Dry-Aged for 28 Days

One of the hallmarks of quality meat is the process of dry ageing, and at Calgary Co-op, we take this to the next level. Our dry-aged meats are carefully monitored and aged for a minimum of 28 days, allowing for the development of intense flavours and unmatched tenderness. As the meat undergoes this natural ageing process, its inherent flavours are concentrated, resulting in a dining experience that’s truly exceptional. Whether you’re seeking a prime ribeye or a savoury sirloin, our dry-aged selections are a testament to the artistry of our butchers.

With our passion for quality and expertise, Calgary Co-op butchers bring the finest cuts to your table. Whether you’re in the mood for a custom cut, a time-saving pre-marinated option, or an exquisite dry-aged masterpiece, you’ll find it all in our butcher’s case. So, the next time you step into your local Calgary Co-op, be prepared to embark on a gastronomic journey like no other. Your taste buds will thank you.