New Zealand pork shoulder is generous and flavoursome cut with nicely marbled meat. A shoulder roast is the classic pulled pork cut, but it's also great as a roast.

New Zealand pork shoulder is incredibly popular, as it's the most common cut used for pulled pork, a tasty BBQ favourite. Stick it in the slow cooker or on your kettle barbecue or smoker and you'll have tender, fall-apart meat to feed a crowd. Pork shoulders can also be minced or diced for cooking slowly in stews, or kept on the bone and slow-roasted until tender and falling apart. The whole bone-in shoulder is a large roast, perfect in a big oven if you have guests.

Best cooking methods




Shoulder recipes

Slow Cooked

Pulled Pork Tacos

  • 5 mins prep + marinating
  • 4-5 hours cook
Special Occasion

Roasted Leg of Pork

  • 10 mins prep
  • 2 hours cook
Special Occasion

Crispy Crackling

  • 10 mins prep + overnight
  • 30 mins cook