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As a meal, mutton is a bit misunderstood so I thought we’d clear up the myth…

In the past, mutton was a staple meat and lamb was a luxury for festive occasions and special treats.  In recent years though, mutton has fallen out of favour and developed a bad reputation about the quality of the meat.  In fact, mutton meat isn’t from a particularly ‘old’ animal at all.

In reality:

Lamb: 0-1 year old

Hogget: 1-2 years old

Mutton: 2+ years old

All the mutton in the shop is treated like beef and hung for a minimum of 14 days, which means you can cook it in the same way as lamb.  If you know what you’re doing with it, I think mutton has an even better flavour than lamb too!

We’ve got some beautiful mutton in the shop at the moment, if you want to try something different, have a go at this recipe for braised mutton chops.

If you’d like some more tips on what to do with it, just ask me in the shop!!