Huntsham lamb is produced from Ryeland sheep. This breed was developed in the Ross-on-Wye area and used to be called “the sweet meat of Herefordshire”.
It is exceptionally good but it is now very difficult to find. We grow most of our lambs slowly to produce hogget lamb, over a year in age, which gives it a more intense flavour. We also have limited supplies of new season lamb in the summer and occasionally a small amount of mutton (meat from sheep over two years of age). Demand for our lamb is high so we do not always have it available.
Gareth Ward – Ynyshir, Machynlleth, 1* Michelin
“In my opinion Ryeland is the best lamb I have ever tasted, super tasty super tender with a real good fat content.”