This year, I said yes indeed give me the fat. I thought it was going to come as lard but as Allan told me, it's not cost effective for the butcher to make lard. So what I got was a bag of frozen fat. Today I decided to try and make lard. It didn't look hard. I took the fat out of the freezer a couple of days ago.
Bag o fat
Cut into chunks
Put into Dutch Oven. Bake at 250 for several hours until mostly melted and bits of fat are brown
Take out all bits of brown fat. I put them back into a pot and melted again on top of the stove. Strain out fat again.
Lard - in process. Needs to cool and solidfy
And the brown fat bits? Called Cracklings and I can't stop eating them. Delicious
The final result