It’s all about the Lamb – From farm to butchers
Rob and his family have been farming in the rolling hills of Corras Farm since 1870. That’s quite a few years of understanding the land and the livestock. Read on to find out more about our fantastic Lamb, Rob and for some lamb cooking tips.
Rob and his family have been farming in the rolling hills of Corras Farm since 1870. That’s quite a few years of understanding the land and the livestock.
Today the livestock are mainly lambs, grazing on this green and environmentally friendly farm, made up of hill pastures that are best utilised for grazing. The sheep and lambs are outside year-round feeding on a forage-based diet consisting of primarily grass, plus what grows in the ground and is tasty, including plantain, clover, which takes nitrogen out of the air to naturally fertilise the soil and chicory a nutritious deep-rooted plant high in protein, great for drainage and also is said to promote worms – which we all know are essential for soil health. This is grazed and naturally fertilised. The stock is then moved onto new pastures so what has been grazed can naturally regenerate and grow.
Nearly everything on the farm is produced within the farm boundaries. Rob’s farm is only 3 miles away from us, it really is an incredibly environmentally and ethical friendly way to produce nutrient-dense healthy food.
Lamb Cooking Tips
• High quality, well-sourced meat gives the best taste.
• Temper your meat remove from the fridge ahead of cooking so it can reach room temperature.
• Touch the meat don’t be frightened to rub in your seasoning for best results.
• High heat will create a delicious caramelised flavour.
• Low and slow heat preserves moisture and reduces the loss of flavoursome juices.
• Match the cooking method to the cut always check which you should use in advance.
• Cooking thermometer this will help you know when your meat is cooked just right.
• Carryover cooking with the exception of poultry, meat continues to cook once it has been removed from the heat, so take out just ahead of reaching your desired temperature.
• Rest your meat ahead of serving, 15-20 minutes for a roast, 30 minutes for a larger roast.
You can shop our Lamb online for local home delivery in Herefordshire or Monmouthshire, or for UK wide delivery. Alternatively, you can visit one of our 5 stores across Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.