Breeds of Mutton

Mutton used to be a staple of the butcher’s board offering his wares, but fell off the nation’s menu with the onset of industrial farming. This is changing, with the culinary speciality regaining its former popularity. Breeds like the Swaledale are famous for their deep and well developed flavour and are a delicacy in the Dales. Ours are sourced from farms who are committed to heritage breeds, and let their flocks graze to maturity on the valley tops on wild grazing, to ensure the very best flavours.

Swaledale Mutton

Native Breed

Hill Sheep Grazed On Wild Heather

The Swaledale is the sheep of the Dales. They adorn the signs for the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and can be seen themselves wandering the wild stretches between the valleys in search of foraging. Ours mature slowly, at their own pace, on the heather that grows on the tops. This gives the meat a sweet as well as robust and almost herbal flavour, with the Swaledale providing some of Yorkshire’s most renowned lamb and mutton.

Tasting Notes: Robust, Complete, Herbal