Lamb, Hogget & Mutton

Herdwick Lamb, Hogget and Mutton


‘Lamb’ is classed as young sheep meat under 1 year old; the animals are still classed as lamb until they have grown their first incisors. This meat is delicate in flavour and tender in texture.

‘Hogget’ is sheep meat between 1-2 years old. This tends to be produced from the slow growing hill breeds as they often do not fatten in time to be classed as lamb. Hogget is delicious and benefits from the tenderness of a relatively young animal along with some of the richer flavour of older sheep meat.

All cuts listed, can be purchased as Hogget or Mutton, unless otherwise stated, the default will be Hogget, please state in the “add comments” section if you would like Mutton as apposed to Hogget.

‘Mutton’ is sheep meat over 2 years old, this worthy meat is truly superb when reared on a grass diet, the carcass is dry aged on the bone to mature and tenderise. The meat is rich and deep in flavour.

Herdwick sheep are Lakelands’ native sheep breed; they eat a natural diet of fell grasses and heather.

“Jon Watson and Yew Tree Farm exemplify everything that’s right about a new generation of conscientious and professional small scale meat producers, everything from the delicious carefully presented meat to the impressive packaging, smacks of attention to detail and quality. Their Herdwick Hogget is among the finest I have tasted”


Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
multi-award-winning food writer and broadcaster

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