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Organic Leg of Mutton An indulgent cut that doesn't hold back on flavour Review (1)
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Organic Leg of Mutton

An indulgent cut that doesn't hold back on flavour

If you're looking for a roasting joint that delivers satisfying flavour and second-to-none texture, a Coombe Farm Organic leg of mutton will tick all of the boxes. This is an old-school cut that tastes exactly as it should: grassy, rich and distinctive. As it comes from a sheep that's over 2 years old, it has depth of flavour that can stand up to powerful sauces, hold it's own with robust accompaniments and grab the dinner-table limelight. We love this recipe by Gill Meller

  • Delivered frozen
  • 1.8kg, Serves 7

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Before farming became commercial and industrialized, mutton was a common feature on British tables, appreciated for its characteristic flavour. During the Second World War, when meat was scarce, very old sheep were slaughtered and eaten and this seems to have marked a turn in the tide of mutton's popularity. Remembering the tough, chewy mutton they'd had in the days of war, people turned instead to lamb and it's lamb that's taken preference ever since. We're keen to support a renaissance in mutton, though. It's a fully free-range meat, slow-grown to maturity and it represents a properly frugal approach to farming that appeals to us. When our ewes can no longer produce lambs they give us mutton, which seems like a pleasingly waste-free system to us. 

  • Supplied: Insulated box at -18°C
  • Freezing: Will arrive frozen, use by best before date on packaging
  • Defrosted: Store between 0 - 5°C and use within 2 - 3 days

Delivery

 

  • We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery slot at checkout.

  • We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday.

    We will pick, pack and deliver your box the day you have requested.

    For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.

    Our courier will leave it in your requested safe place if you would prefer a contactless delivery.

  • We have a minimum order of £40.

  • The delivery charge is £5.

  • No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.

    Our couriers will send you a text message or email, which ever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.

  • Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.

  • At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:

    natural materials

    Eco-friendly

    Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.

     

    natural materials

    Delivered Frozen

    To keep your order frozen we use ice packs which will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse them for a picnic or simply snip, empty the water and pop in your plastic recycling.

     

    Sustainably Insulated

    We use paper pulp sheets to insulate the box. They are great for craft projects or can also simply be recycled with paper waste.

Product FAQs

  • We deliver our organic produce Tuesday – Saturday and you will be able to choose your preferred delivery day at checkout. The delivery charge is £5.

  • Freezing is the most natural way of preserving food. And as here at Coombe Farm Organic we believe in slow-grown, healthy food, a form of preservation that doesn’t need artificial additives gets a big tick from us.

    We use blast freezing to preserve all of our meat products. It’s done at the point of butchery, to temperatures of -26°C. This locks in all the freshness, flavour and nutritional value and means you get the longest possible shelf life at home once you’ve defrosted it.

    It also guarantees it will arrive with you in tiptop condition - confidently delivering fresh meat would be much more challenging.

  • All of our meat is butchered in our in-house butchery by our small team. This means we have full control of what is cut and also means that we can accommodate more requests from our customers.

    You will find any product ingredients on the relevant product pages.

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    If you cannot find the answer to your question and would like to speak to someone contact us and we will be happy to help.

Though you might like your leg of lamb cooked very rare, leg of mutton is better to suited to a slightly longer roast, leaving it still juicy but just blushing pink inside. To make sure it's absolutely perfect, make sure you let it rest, well wrapped in foil, for at least half an hour before carving. When it's cooked medium the internal temperature will read 65 to 70°C on a meat thermometer. A sharp, herby sauce made from finely chopped mint, parsley and chives with some crushed garlic and a good splosh of red-wine vinegar brings out the richness of the meat. 

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