Goose is a poultry that is considered all dark meat. It has an intense flavor that is more often compared to beef than chicken. The texture is dense and tender, with a good amount of fat for a wonderful mouthful in every bite. The legs tend to have more fat content, while the breasts will have less. Compared to other poultry, there is none more flavorful than this.

They typically weigh anywhere between 12-14 pounds. We recommend accounting for about 1-1.5 pounds of raw meat per person. In fact, these birds are a fun way to switch up the roasts at your holiday gatherings. No better way to feast like royalty!

Nutrition Facts

Per 3.5oz of goose meat, there is:

  • 22.8 grams of protein
  • 33.6 grams of saturated fat
  • 96 milligrams of cholesterol

There are vital amino acids and good amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and more within goose meat as well.

Fun Facts

  • “Goose” refers to male or female birds. When wanting to specify:
    • a “Gander” is a male
    • a “Gosling” is a young goose under 4 months of age
  • Geese are known to be very territorial. When encroached upon, geese are likely to attack
  • Romans used to keep geese as pets to protect their children and property. Even NASA allegedly has flocks of geese nearby to guard their launch pads

Check out what other poultry options we carry in our Exotic Meats section!