Grass-fed means something special in New Zealand. The clean air and consistent water supply enables growth of rich, green pastures all year round. Our deer graze freely on these lush pastures, with access to nutritional feed crops such as brassicas and beets during the winter months. The abundance of feed and grazing territory means our deer enjoy a life free from stress and confinement, promoting sustainable farming and better animal welfare.
With acres of space to roam on a diet of good grass, our deer grow lean and strong. The result is delicious, tender venison of the finest quality, with rich flavours and a delicate texture. Free range venison offers outstanding nutritional value with more protein and less fat than other red meats, along with an abundance of healthy vitamins and minerals.
We are proud to be partnered with Pāmu Farms of New Zealand. Pāmu deer are naturally raised on several farms located across our country, from the rolling plains of the North Island to the high country of the South Island.
Pāmu Farms are an industry leading enterprise, employing state of the art farm management practices to maintain top quality grass pasture and outstanding animal welfare. Pāmu is the Māori word "to farm" and reflects the deep connection us kiwis have with the land, born from a desire to protect and enhance our local environment.
Cervena is New Zealand Venison at it's purest. The deer are raised in a stress-free environment, without the use of growth hormones, antibiotics or preservatives. With acres to roam on rich New Zealand pasture, the deer grow healthy, lean and strong. This gives the meat a refined richness and subtle sweetness, with a delicate texture that melts in your mouth. Strict quality-assured standards guarantee consistency and quality in every cut, providing creative freedom across a range of culinary styles.
Cervena products are available all year-round, fresh or frozen. Please contact us via phone or email for any wholesale inquiries.
How do you cook venison?
What flavours does venison pair well with?
Herbs: thyme, rosemary, sage, bay
Spices: black pepper, cloves, juniper, star anise, all spice
Fruits: blackberries, blueberries, cherries, prunes
Alcohol: red wine, ale, ciders
If you prefer to let the delicious flavour of your venison shine through, simply season the the meat plenty of salt and pepper just prior to cooking.