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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
    Medium goose

    Posted by Robert Holmes on 3rd Jan 2021

    Delicious. Cooking time in our oven about 1 hour less than instructions. Perfect crisp skin. Moist meat. All gone for 4 people in 2 meals. Delicious

  • 5
    Christmas Goose from Copas

    Posted by Linda Murphy on 2nd Jan 2021

    Absolutely the very best goose we have ever had. Beautifully prepared, amazing bird, extremely tasty, and will never shop elsewhere again. We were all extremely impressed with the quality of the Copas Goose.

  • 5

    Posted by Carol Keller on 2nd Jan 2021

    Beautifully tender and moist - loved it!

  • 2

    Posted by Iain Murdoch on 13th Jan 2020

    Unfortunately never got to eat the goose. On delivery goose was kept in garage for two days, which would normally be ideal for coool storage. However due to unseasonably mild weather, when opened, the goose had patches of mould. Entirely my fault for not keeping it suitably cool, but very disappointing. REPLY: Sorry to read this. the last few years have all been unseasonably mild at Christmas, possibly a sign of things to come.

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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