Great British Food Awards 2021

LAMB Judged by John Pallagi, owner of Farmison&Co WINNER YewTree Farm, HeritageMeats, Herdwick Hogget, Shoulder on the Bone “This was a generous 3kg joint that came with an extremely good layer of fat. Packaging and labelling clearly identified the breed and provided cooking instructions. I choose to cook it long and slow for around 5 hours, keeping the cookingmethod simple andwith only the addition of a stock and herb base. The end result was a vast amount of meat that was super tender and fell away from the bone with ease. With regards to taste, the hogget was full of flavour and produced noticeable herbal notes. A real pleasure to eat.” HIGHLY COMMENDED ALDI, Specially SelectedGalloway LambRack “The rack was well butchered; its appearance indicated a high level of butchery and care.The fat had been pre-scored, and both a butter and sauce accompanied the joint. Themeat cookedwell, resulting in a nice colour and it came out of the ovenwith clean bones, which allowed for a good presentation. Themeat was extremely tender; the quality of the lambwas superb.” HIGHLY COMMENDED Dukeshill, Butterflied Leg of Lamb “This lamb legwas pre-butchered to a butterfly cut, allowing for easier cooking. Packagingwas kept simple withminimal detail. Overall, the joint came with a moderate level of fat. It was extremely easy to cook and carved very well, ideal for BBQing or indoor roasting. The lamb itself tasted youngwith pleasing sweet notes and was beautifully tender. A joint second place was given.” Meat & Fish 88