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Free Range Goose

(22 reviews) Write a Review
£100.00 - £160.00
Available fresh for Christmas ONLY. Limited Collection & Shipping options on 22nd and 23rd December (subject to availability).
Calculated at Checkout
Whole Bird
  • Description
  • Nutritional Info
  • Cooking Instructions

Our traditionally reared geese roam grassy paddocks and fields and are reared on a natural diet to full adult maturity, just like our turkeys.

Small feeds 4 - 6 people. Medium feeds 6 - 8 people. Large feeds 8 - 10 people.



100% free range goose.

  1. As soon as you get your goose, remove all packaging and store in a refrigerator. The giblets will come to you vacuumed packed and they should also be stored in the refrigerator.
  2. Remove the goose from the fridge, leave it to stand for 2 hours before cooking.
  3. The geese are trussed with a simple trussing band, which is best removed before cooking. We advise not to stuff the cavity as this will hinder the proper cooking of the goose but you may choose to put an apple or peeled onion inside.
  4. Sprinkle the goose with salt and pepper, and place goose on a roasting rack inside a deep roasting pan without foil. Place goose in a pre-heated oven 180ºC/160ºFan/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. After 30 minutes prick skin alongside each breast to release some of the juices.
  5. Allow 35 minutes per kg for cooking. The delicate texture of the goose is easily spoiled by over cooking. As individual oven temperatures vary it is advisable to test the bird between two thirds to three quarters through the cooking time. Prick the breast and thigh and if the juices run clear then the goose is cooked and should be removed from the oven and rested prior to carving. If the juices are still pink, return to the oven for the remaining cooking time and test again. During cooking you may choose to drain off the excess fat, which keeps well in a refrigerator or can be frozen. This fat is invaluable for cooking delicious roast potatoes.

Cooking Times (approx)

  • 4kg: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • 5kg: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • 6kg: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • 7kg: 3 hours 55 minutes


22 Reviews

  • 5
    Goose for Christmas

    Posted by Fiona Stovold on 1st Feb 2024

    Wonderfully tasty and succulent! Had a great Christmas dinner!

  • 5
    Free range Goose

    Posted by Harry Ibbotson on 18th Jan 2024

    Superb Goose

  • 5

    Posted by Julia Daniels on 17th Jan 2024

    Perfect crispy skin with succulent full flavoured meat.

  • 5
    The Free Range Goose

    Posted by Mrs Diana Ivy Longshaw on 16th Jan 2024

    A lot of meat on this bird. I have one every Christmas and this was one of the best. Less fat than in days of yore but plenty of flavour and very succulent.

  • 5
    Free range goose

    Posted by Matthew Hopkins on 15th Jan 2024

    Excellent taste, well presented and packaged bird, on time delivery, a great experience from order to table. Well done to all involved

  • 5
    Xmas Goose

    Posted by L J Cartwright on 15th Jan 2024

    First class and the soup made from the carcass was great.

  • 5
    Fabulous Christmas Goose

    Posted by David Morris-Jones on 3rd Jan 2024

    Picked up my Goose on 23rd December … it was very busy but there were plenty of staff to direct and offer help.. I used the neck and giblets to make Goose stock; great depth of flavour! On Christmas Day we were 7 and the the Goose was DELICIOUS! The stock was used to make lashings of gravy. Next day I broke the carcass to make 2 large batches of Goose broth with leeks and leftover veg. Will certainly be buying again for Christmas 2024

  • 5
    Delicious goose

    Posted by Andrew Randall on 2nd Jan 2024

    Beautifully presented, cooked evenly and ate deliciously!

  • 5

    Posted by Andrew Lawrence on 2nd Jan 2024

    Really good and would certainly purchase again

When you complete and check out your order you will be able to select one of the following delivery or collection options.

For Christmas Orders

Collect from Copas HQ at Kings Coppice Farm, Cookham. Drive through collection on 22nd December or at our Christmas Fayre on 23rd December (if we are good father Christmas might come!) Click & Collect from one of our express collection points Church Farm, Waltham St Lawerence Walled Garden, West Wycombe Peach Croft Farm, Abingdon Nationwide delivery by our nominated couriers on 22nd December. Your order will be packed in recyclable insulated packaging and will be dispatched on a pre 2pm next day service. The £20 delivery fee covers the delivery service, packaging, insulation, ice packs and fulfilment. FREE DELIVERY on all orders over £160.

Year Round & Non-Christmas Orders

Collect from the Farm, we are open around Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm Weekly nationwide delivery, arriving Thursday each week. Deliveries are sent out in recyclable insulated packaging with ice packs on a pre 2pm service weekly. The £20 delivery fee covers the delivery service, packaging, insulation, ice packs and fulfilment.

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