Shoulder of Mutton from the Carmarthenshire hills
Our aim is to bring you the best beef and mutton you will ever taste. Our animals are fed all year round on grass, with no grain supplements. Slow growth means a better joint of meat. Wernlwyd (Eng: Grey Alders) is not certified organic but we employ organic principles. Our pasture has not been reseeded for years, most of it for generations. Over that time it has become naturalised with wild grasses and flowers. That brings higher welfare and impacts on quality.
Here at Wernlwyd, we are in no hurry to finish our stock and get it to slaughter. Most of the lamb you see on supermarket shelves will be lucky if it was six months old. That may maximise profits for the farmer, but we know an extra couple of winters brings maturity, size and improved taste. Once killed and cooled, we’ll hang our mutton for forty-two days so the enzymes can develop its tenderness and flavour.
You would expect meat this good to cost the earth. Well, environmentally the impact is low. The grass is growing by the grace of God. Our sheep and our cattle are grazing animals. Their digestive system is more complex than ours, designed to extract every last ounce of nutrition out of the grass and meadow flowers. Metabolically they are converting that food slowly but surely into something for our table we can delight in.
Our meat costs no more than what supermarkets charge for their highest quality. But the similarity ends there. Older stock means more flavour and longer hanging brings vastly improved taste. By buying direct from the farm, you know what you are eating has been well cared for. And we know our customers appreciate the very best.
Our Shoulder of Mutton
The shoulder of mutton is from the forequarter. It’s a classic slow roasting or stewing joint. We love it.
The price is £10/kg at the Wernlwyd farm gate. But do ask about delivery or order online now for collection in Carmarthen Farmers Market.