7 Days Dry-aged Swaledale Mutton Shoulder Cushion
Region: Yorkshire Dales National Park, UK
Shelf Life: Min. 6 Days
Taken from mature flocks of Swaledale ewes from two years old onwards, this is a shoulder cut of mutton with the bone removed to leave a 'cushion'. This allows for easy carving whilst still maintaining the rich meaty flavour characterised by these ewes' diet of wild grasses, herbs, and flowers on the tops of the North York Moors. This is a delicious alternative to more popular roasting joints, and a fantastic introduction to our English mutton.
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
A skillfully deboned roasting joint requires skilled handy work on the Butcher's block. Made with heritage breed mutton, firstly we cut the shoulder, boning the joint to give a whole piece of fresh meat, which is then prepared into a cushion of sorts ready for roasting.