Belted Galloway Beef & Herdwick Hogget Taster Meat Box
What's in the Box:
4 x 100g Herdwick T Bone Chops
1 x Herdwick Rack of Lamb (approx 520g)
1 x Herwick Half Leg Joint (approx 1kg)
500g Herdwick Diced Shoulder
1.5kg Belted Galloway Silverside Joint
500g Belted Galloway Minced Beef
500g Belted Galloway Stewing Beef
1 pack Belted Galloway Quarter Pounder Burgers
This Heritage Breed Meat Box is from Jon Watson's Pedigree Herds of Belted Galloway Cattle and Herdwick Sheep.
Belted Galloways are slow growing and are famed for their hardy nature and good character, they are able to utilise the rough fells and pastures to create delicious nutritious beef.
Similarly Herdwick Sheep are Lakelands’ native sheep breed; they eat a natural diet of fell grasses and heather. ‘Hogget’ is sheep meat between 1-2 years old. This tends to be produced from the slow growing hill breeds as they often do not fatten in time to be classed as lamb. Hogget is delicious and benefits from the tenderness of a relatively young animal along with some of the richer flavour of older sheep meat.
As Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said of our meat 'Their Herdwick Hogget is among the finest I have tasted’.
Belted Galloway and Herdwick Breeds are traditional native beef breeds that have become "rare breeds" since the introduction of supermarkets. These breeds of cattle and sheep grow more slowly but thrive on fell plants, grasses and heather on the Lakeland fells. Whilst they take longer to mature, the resulting taste of the beef and hogget they produce is really delicious. Grass Fed Beef has been shown to contain higher levels of beneficial omega 3 and other unsaturated fats and lower levels of saturated fat than grain fed beef.