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Free Range Goose

(22 reviews) Write a Review
£105.00 - £168.00
Available fresh for Christmas ONLY. Limited Collection & Shipping options on 22nd and 23rd December (subject to availability).
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  • 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
    Excellent 10/10

    Posted by Helen on 1st Jan 2024

    I have bought 2 geese on alternate years for about thirty years. These from Copas farm were by far and away the best cleanest and best plucked birds I have ever had. It was absolutely completely oven ready. I will definitely order from Copas again when it is next my turn.

  • 5

    Posted by Robert Holmes on 2nd Jan 2023

    Both geese were delicious. Pick up easy and well organised despite idiot Mini driver refusing to keep trickling along for benefit of all. One tiny gripe. Every year I order two geese but only ever receive one free gift. Maybe I should split the order?Most years it does not matter but this year's chef's cloth was the best ever and two would have been terrific. Happy New Year to you all and thank you

  • 4

    Posted by KATHRYN TURNER on 1st Jan 2023

    I ordered a small goose but received a large one and did not realise until the next day as staff put the bird in my car. Copas did not have stock to swap the bird. It was a problem as it did not fit in the oven or my freezer. In the end I cut off the legs and just cooked the goose crown. The actual bird was delicious.

  • 5

    Posted by Lawrence Baker on 1st Jan 2023

    Outstanding goose… been eating and cooking goose for 40 years and a Copas bird is second to none!! Cooked beautifully and are exceedingly well!! Can’t believe I have to wait a year for another!!

  • 4
    Goose. 7kg

    Posted by Cathy ATHERTON on 31st Dec 2022

    Always look forward to this. This year’s bird a little lighter on meat and very heavy on goose fat. Just meant smaller portions but tasty overall. Slightly disappointed tbh.

  • 5
    Goose options

    Posted by Chris Robinson on 31st Dec 2022

    Well packaged and presented bird with giblets and a separate bag of goose fat ready for rendering. Cooked iaw Aga instructions and it came out perfect. Cold goose really good with fresh sliced very ripe orange.

  • 5
    Free range goose

    Posted by philip barrass on 31st Dec 2022

    Delicious, very nicely packaged (but quite a few plastic bags), delivered well on time. Not cheap, but excellent.

  • 5
    Deeeeee lish. Your goose Makes our Christmas!!!! Thank you all.

    Posted by Cathy on 21st Jan 2022

    First class product service and delivery.

  • 5
    Christmas Goose

    Posted by Jeremy Wheeler on 3rd Jan 2021

    We have always had Goodmans in the past. Without doubt this was the best we have ever had. Thanks to all you staff who did a great job at the pick up on 23/12 . Smiles and best wishes from them all were heartfelt - they were terrific

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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