LAMB CHOP BREED TASTING KIT, 6lb total, Six 8 oz chops each — Tunis and Dorset Horn
Lamb Chop Breed Tasting Kit 6lb total Six 8 oz chops each from Tunis and Dorset Horn
Humanely raised on pasture
100% antibiotic free
Heritage lamb has tremendous marbling resulting in a more tender, exquisite and juicy meat
Most Americans are surprised to learn that there are dozens of breeds of lamb and that each breed has its own wondrous and unique flavor. This package is an unprecedented opportunity to experience just how varied the taste of the same livestock can be from one cherished heritage breed to the next.
Heritage Foods USA has made it our mission to promote these pure, rare breeds, each with their own colorful history and provenance. In fact we’ve been able to protect them from the brink of extinction by creating a growing market for their earthy, natural flavors. As we like to say, “you need to eat ’em to save ’em.”
Heritage lamb chops are cut thick from the loin, and are an astonishing balance of nuanced flavor and pure, decadent satisfaction. These lamb chops are a pure treat, and so easy to prepare: Just rub the meat with salt and pepper and perhaps a bit of fresh rosemary, and cook in a hot pan with a small amount of olive oil for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F for a perfect medium (the meat continues to cook even after leaving the pan). Don’t forget to let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
Tunis and Dorset Horn Lamb From Biblical times to the front lawn of the White House, each breed has its own history, taste and story. We hope that you’ll try them both.
The Tunis is earthy with notes of buttermilk, and the Dorset is lighter, with a clean, floral finish. Both heritage breeds are grass-fed, and boast a flavor far more nuanced and subtle than any commercially farmed lamb could ever be — not to mention an incredible history: The Dorset Horn is a breed of sheep that spread over Dorset, Somerset, Devon, and most of Wales. In 1750 this is the breed the English with a fine palate would eat for Christmas! John Adams mentioned the Tunis in his diary, and Thomas Jefferson ordered the importation of a herd from Tunisia because he loved them so much he thought they should be more readily available. George Washington also bred them — one of his early legacies was the proliferation of his particular Tunis crossbreed on farms and dinner tables along the East Coast.
All our lamb is raised on pasture and without antibiotics in Vermont at Tamarack Sheep Farm by Ben and Grace Machin and in New Mexico by Antonio Manzanares.