Shetland

Viking Cattle Well Endeared to Scottish Crofters

Native Breed Rare Breed

Small and hardy with distinctive horns that curve upwards, the Shetland is rarely to be found south of the border. They are thought to be descended from breeds brought by the Vikings. With colouring similar to that of a Holstein, the Shetland breed was cross bred with other breeds to provide crofters on the remote islands with meat, milk, and strength to pull ploughs, though the breed suffered in the wake of intensive farming. Expect unique tasting beef, famous for its fine marbling, and rich in Omega 3.

Tasting Notes: Unique, Savoury, Natural