Langley Chase Organic Farm offer to Put Mutton on the Menu

Everyone can enjoy a sumptuous feast with a difference this Easter thanks to the Langley Chase Organic Farm’s award winning Manx Loaghtan Mutton. This dark, luxurious rare gamey breed has been judged at the prestigious Soil Association National Organic Food Awards to be the best organic meat of 2011.

Mutton – praised in Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1861) as “the  meat most generally used in families” – was once part of the UK’s staple diet, but suffered a dramatic decline after the Second World War as food fashions moved towards lamb. Today, despite still being a rarity on most menus, chefs and food lovers are rediscovering the delights of this versatile and tasty meat.  The Langley Chase  award winning organic produce enables people to sample the very best mutton in the UK.  To help those new to mutton, the farm has created a wide range of recipes delivered with every order.

Langley Chase Organic Farm, in Chippenham, Wiltshire, run by Mrs Jane Kallaway, exclusively rears Manx Loaghtan sheep, a striking four-horned primitive rare breed. Jane’s produce has won 14 National Organic Food Awards – including winning the top accolade, Best Organic Meat, for both her lamb and mutton three times – and her meat has been praised for its taste and tenderness by some of Britain’s best-loved chefs, including Mark Hix, Rick Stein and Hardeep Singh Kohli, [quotes below].

All produce is raised on the family farm’s species rich wildflower and hay meadows – giving the meat its distinctive taste and succulent flavour and providing traceability from the farm to the customer’s door.

Easter Meat Boxes
Easter Meat boxes start from £75 and can be ordered from the farm’s online shop:  Each meat box is full of different cuts and joints all prepared by a Soil Association accredited Master Butcher. [Box contents listed below].   The contents are clearly labelled and provided with recipe ideas.  Popular orders include our Mutton and Lamb Meat Boxes while the Mixed Taster Box enables customers to sample a wide range of the farm’s other delights including its unique Lamb Chorizo Picante Salami with smoked paprika, spices and chilli.  Meat boxes can be delivered direct to any UK address or picked up from the farm.

Praise for Langley Chase Organic Farm’s lamb and mutton:

2011 National Organic Food Award judges: “Langley Chase mutton is tender, flavourful, succulent, really satisfying with great presentation – a lesson in why people should eat good mutton.”  [See names of judges below].

Hardeep Singh Kohli (National Organic Food Award judge):  “You can taste the love in great food and you can certainly taste it in Langley Chase mutton.”

Mark Hix:  “Langley Chase lamb is delicious and tender with a little hint of game.”

Rick Stein:  “Langley Chase is one of my favourite sources for lamb.” 

Mrs Jane Kallaway said: “Mutton can be a really wonderful and versatile meat if it’s grown and produced well.  We run our muttons as a separate flock, ensuring they get the best grazing and time to fully mature.  They stay on the farm for around five years, grazing a diverse range of species rich organic pastures.They are traditionally hung for over 14 days and the result is a tender meat full of flavour that is a joy to cook.  

“We know that many people are new to the delights of mutton so we’re introducing recipes for all orders.  From mutton tagine to roast mutton shoulder – let Langley Chase help you make a perfect Easter.”