The real deal on veal? Our veal is raised humanely in New York State by a network of small farms. The calves live in groups, in open barns, with sunlight and access to the outdoors; they are never caged or penned. They eat a special milk formula that is scientifically dispensed to add weight and nourish the young animals. This system of veal farming has been lauded by Dr. Temple Grandin, an expert in the humane livestock handling and husbandry.
Have you been missing out? Veal is a delicious alternative to beef, with a lighter taste and tender texture. It’s quite lean, so many recipes add fat to keep it moist. Try one – ore more – of our favorite veal recipes below and let us know how you like it.
Veal Chops Saltimbocca with Tomato Cream
In Italian, saltimbocca means “jump into the mouth,” and if you try this easy recipe for saltimbocca-style veal chops, you’ll understand why it’s top of the favorite list. We wrap Veal Milanese Chops with fresh sage leaves and our Jambon de Bayonne to impart flavor and maintain moisture, and then pan roast in a hot oven. This recipe can be on a plate in under 20 minutes, so it makes an easy weeknight dinner. A light, creamy tomato sauce finishes this delicious dish.