7 Days Dry-aged Swaledale Mutton Neck Chop
Region: Yorkshire Dales National Park, UK
Shelf Life: Min. 3 Days
These quick and easy to cook neck chops showcase the versatility of mutton. You can pan fry them or sear them, then slow cook the neck chops. Good quality mutton has a deep, almost gamey flavour and these chops have the distinct herbal notes characterised by the Swaledale breed. Our mutton is sourced from mature flocks of free range, Swaledale sheep of over two years old. The sheep graze naturally on wild grasses, herbs and flowers, which translates into meat with rich and characterful flavour. Cooking on the bone further enhances the flavour for a fantastic slow roasted centrepiece.
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
This cut is particularly well marbled, a key attribute that butchers look out for to know the meat is going to give tenderness and flavour in the kitchen. Once cut, the mutton neck is carefully trimmed to give neat chops, and dispatched to you.