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Organic Mutton

Organic Mutton

The sheep who produce our mutton play a vital part in our farming activity here at Coombe Farm. Without these ewes, we'd have no lambs and no lamb meat. Our Lleyn ewes will lamb several times in their lives and when it's time for them to retire we can celebrate the mature, rich flavour of their meat, created by a lifetime of grazing our clover-rich pastures around the farm. Mutton was once far more popular than lamb, but it fell out of favour when the meat of younger animals became more readily affordable. We're glad there's a new-found appreciation for this traditional meat – not only does it have incredible texture and depth of flavour, but it's also another great way to cut out waste and make use of every resource we have. 


FAQs

  • Lamb refers to young meat, which is tender with a pale pink colour, where as mutton is meat from a sheep that is over two years old, at Coombe Farm Organic, our mutton comes from ewes who've retired from our breeding flock. That means they've grown to maturity naturally, have well-developed muscles and a strong skeleton. All of these things ensure their meat is strongly flavoured (but not 'gamey') and has excellent texture (but isn't stringy). Mutton's a distinctive meat that's having a bit of a renaissance at the moment.

  • Lamb has always been a more expensive cut of meat, with mutton often deemed less desirable which has dictated its selling price, however at Coombe Farm Organic, we feel mutton is having a bit of a renaissance right now. The aged ewes from our breeding flock supply our mutton and they've spent their lives browsing our pastures, growing strong muscles and robust skeletons. It's the combination of nutritious grass and a long life that gives our mutton its distinctive, unmistakable flavour.

  • Mutton meat has a deep red colour and is much fattier than lamb. As mutton comes from older sheep than lamb it has richer flavour and robust bite that make it really hearty and satisfying.

  • We can’t think of a reason not to buy mutton, it’s sustainable and simply delicious. At Coombe Farm Organic, our mutton comes from ewes who've retired from our breeding flock. That means they've grown to maturity naturally, have well-developed muscles and a strong skeleton. All of these things ensure their meat is strongly flavoured (but not 'gamey') and has excellent texture (but isn't stringy).