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Veal cheeks

from the Austrian dairy calf


ca. 0.28 kg (36.5 € / kg)

Currently out of stock

Compared to classic beef cheeks, veal cheeks are somewhat smaller, but all the more tender and soft. They are also a classic braised dish that requires a lot of good red wine and spices. After a few hours, they become soft and incredibly tender - you can even cut them up with a spoon. But they are also extremely popular with barbecue fans.

Currently out of stock

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Product number: FM10097

Meat knowledge

Our veal cheeks are simply delicious. The particularly tender and soft meat makes them perfect for braising or grilling. Whether in the Dutch oven or smoker, wrapped in bacon or simply rubbed in, Veal Cheeks are a real succulent flavour experience.

How are veal cheeks prepared?

First and foremost,  Veal Cheeks are perfect for braising. Their intense meaty flavour is ideal for this. They are also excellent on the barbecue or in the smoker. However, a lower temperature should be used.

Fitmeat's delicious Veal Cheeks are ready to cook and vacuum packed in individual pieces.

Fitmeat veal cheek from the Austrian heifer

A calf (also known as a heifer) is a female cattle that is sexually mature but has not yet calved. This can be seen in the structure of the meat of a heifer.

The meat of a heifer has a bright dark red colour and extremely fine fibres. When it comes to marbling, veal is at the top of its game, making it extremely juicy and tender.

This special marbling is the result of the slow growth of the calves, which ensures fine fat storage. They are also significantly lighter than young bulls. The combination of beautifully distributed fat in the muscles and dry curing gives the Heifer a distinctly full-bodied flavour.

For good eaters, you can include one veal cheek per person.

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Fitmeat prioritises the highest quality and species-appropriate animal husbandry. That's why 100% of the animals come from small farmers in Austria.

We only process calves (also known as heifers) or steers and deliberately avoid meat from young bulls or steers.

The cattle are around 2 - 2.5 years old and come from the Black-Angus, Red-Angus, Charlois, Limousin or Simmental breeds. In addition, our cattle are 4x AT labelled. This means that they are born, reared, slaughtered and cut up 100% in Austria. The value chain therefore remains entirely in Austria.

Our farmers are based in the Salzkammergut and Salzburger Land regions. Stress-free slaughtering takes place either on the farm or at a nearby butcher.

We distance ourselves from long animal transports and select our partners very carefully. Our butchers allow the cuts to mature on the bone for a long time. This ensures that we receive first-class, well-hung meat that doesn't leave any water when roasted and can be enjoyed with a clear conscience.

Item number FM10097
Breed Simmental, Pinzgau, Tyrolean Grey, ...
Born in Austria
Raised in Austria
Slaughtered in Austria
Cut in Austria
Shelf life at 0-4°C 2-4 days
Shelf life at -18°C 120 days
Hygiene advice Prepare and consume immediately after opening. Kitchen hygiene is important: Keep the cold chain. Store separately from other products. Work cleanly. Heat through before consumption.
Storage advice (Fresh) Store refrigerated at 0 °C to +4 °C.
Storage advice (deep-frozen) *** compartment (-18 °C): best before: see label - ** compartment: 2 weeks - * compartment or ice cube compartment: 1-3 days - Do not refreeze after defrosting.


  • Fresh meat, no frozen goods
  • Meat from small farmers in Austria
  • Aged and finished by our traditional butcher
  • Billing by the gram
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Ready to ship in under 24h

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Secure shopping at Fitmeat

  1. At Fitmeat, you only get premium meat of the best quality from selected small farmers in Austria.
  2. Our experienced master butchers are pioneers in meat refinement and maturation. At Fitmeat, you get perfectly matured meat that has never been frozen.
  3. With meat from Fitmeat, you experience sustainable meat enjoyment of a special kind, because quality goes beyond the plate with us.
  4. With meat from Fitmeat you support Austrian agriculture. Because the value chain remains one hundred percent in Austria.
  5. What you see is what you get: Whether it's the marvellous marbling of our steaks or the beautiful pastures of our farmers - all the pictures on our website are 100% authentic and taken by us on location. After all, the eye eats with you, doesn't it?