Mutton making a comeback because it’s lost its ‘cheap’ image, say sheep farmers and butchers

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Mutton is making a comeback because it has lost its “cheap and tough” image, farmers and butchers have said.

Now, environmentally-conscious people are choosing to buy the older sheep meat, as butchers say lamb, mutton and hogget should be treated with as much reverence as beef.

Just as there are different breeds and cuts of beef, there are many types of lamb, and tastes lost since the Victorian times are coming back onto our tables as farmers start a heritage sheep project.

 

Helena Horton

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