Picnic shoulder is a cut of pork that comes from the shoulder of our Duroc pigs, a cut known to be a primal cut, alongside the loin, belly, and hind leg. From the shoulder come the picnic shoulder and the Boston butt, two different cuts that are often confused. The picnic shoulder is a muscular piece of meat with a lot of flavor. It requires slow cooking to make the meat tender and juicy, and is great for pulled pork. dont forget to crisp up your skin! Picnic shoulder is basically the same cut as the part sold as pork shoulder, but some slight differences come from how the part is cut by different butchers.