The taste quality of meat of slowly matured Herdwick lamb is exceptional. Typically this lamb meat is from male lambs, kept with their mothers for six months. The best meat is from animals that have grazed on the mixed vegetation of the high moorlands, have enjoyed their lives til the last moment and had a stress free death in a small local abbatoir.
Personally, I believe that the death of any livestock animal for human food has meaning and is justified only if the meal is a celebration of the life that provided the meat. The life and the death of the animal are equally important, As is the quality of the cooking and a real awareness of the taste.
Some of my lambs are sold through H Weatherhead and Sons, butchers in Pateley Bridge – and Herdwick meat for the freezer can be pre-ordered for when the seasonal lambs become available in October/November each year. The Farm- Assured meat is fully traceable on the label to Middlesmoor Herdwicks.