- Suitable for freezing
- Delivered fresh
- Native breed
- Great for home roasting
- Cook on the BBQ
A shoulder of pure breed Swaledale hogget*, boned and rolled by our expert team of artisan butchers. From sheep farmed on the slopes of the stunning valleys of Upper Wharfedale, above the picturesque village of Buckden. Older than lamb, hogget develop at their own pace and have the best part of two summers grazing on lush, nutrient-rich meadows producing deeply flavoursome, exceptional quality meat with a moderate covering of fat.
Chef George Ryle inspires:
"Perfect slow roasted in the oven, or even slow smoked on the BBQ, the end result should be falling off the bone, a spoon or fork all that is required to pull the meat apart.
Season the boned and rolled hogget shoulder with a simple combination of salt, garlic and Aleppo pepper flakes then leave overnight to marinade. Once your smoker is primed, give the hogget shoulder five to six hours, with the smoker holding at around 110°C, perhaps wrapping in parchment or BBQ paper for the last couple of hours. Serve with turnips, red onions and green chillies skewered and then slow grilled over the coals. De-skewer and dress with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, fresh parsley and sumac, plus a bowl of tahini dressing to complete the lineup.
Another option would be to make a shawarma style spice mix and rub into the shoulder as early as possible – preferably two days before cooking. Then cook on a spit over the coals. Carve the meat into a soft, fresh flatbread and load up with salad, labneh and a touch of fermented chilli."
*Hoggets are yearling lambs, aged 12-24 months that are left to develop and fatten naturally on the rich, nutrient dense grass of the spring and summer months. Grown in the way nature intended, and left to mature at their own pace, hogget is a testament to the superior quality, taste and texture of native breed meat. The meat from a hogget sits nicely between that of lamb and mutton; with a more pronounced and evolved flavour than lamb but far more tender than mutton, it truly is fantastic meat to cook with. Shoulder of Hogget, Boned & Rolled is Always Fresh Never Frozen®, butchered to order, vacuum packed, and shipped in recyclable packaging to arrive safely insulated and ready to enjoy.
Always Fresh Never Frozen®
Orders received before 9am are freshly prepared and shipped DPD for next day delivery. We serve the whole of the UK excluding Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, and some parts of Scotland.
Our meat has been celebrated in Britain's best restaurant kitchens for over ten years. There are many who claim to work with native breed farmers, but few who can prove it.
Sustainable & traceable
We have partnerships with selected farms and work with carefully selected local abattoirs so we have confidence in the welfare of the animals and full traceability of all our products.