A Rare Breed Success Story

Native Breed Rare Breed

The exact origins of Shropshire Down is unclear but is generally believed to come about as a result of the improvement of the indigenous sheep of the Staffordshire and Shropshire border areas. These were hardy stock and produced wool of a superior quality. The Shropshire grows a particularly heavy, dense fleece. Once on the Rare Breed watch list, this breed has seen a recent resurgence in numbers thanks to an increase in demand. The meat from this breed is succulent, tender and full of flavour.

Tasting Notes: Gamey, Traditional, Rounded