Pork butt comes from the upper part of the shoulder.

Did you know?

  • Butcher shops sell boneless and bone-in butt cuts. For maximum flavour, opt for bone-in.
  • To ensure this cut is nice and tender, cook pork butt slowly over low heat.
  • Almost any cooking method works for pork butt, but it’s especially delicious when slow-cooked.
  • The butt is the upper half of the shoulder, while the other half is the picnic shoulder.



  • Pork butt is not always available at the grocery store, so ask your butcher. You can also use a picnic shoulder instead of the butt.


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