LAMB RACK BREED TASTING KIT, Two 3-4lb racks, one from each breed: Tunis and Dorset Horn
Lamb Rack Breed Tasting Kit One 3-4lb rack each from Tunis and Dorset Horn
Humanely raised on pasture
100% antibiotic free
Raised by independent family farmers
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.”
The rack of lamb is often considered the most elegant cut, ideal as the centerpiece for an intimate dinner party worthy of royalty, or simply a special family dinner. Roast it whole for a show-stopping presentation, or slice between the bones to plate the tasty chops individually. Simple to prepare — as with all of our healthy and delicious Heritage meat, we love just salt and pepper, and for lamb perhaps a little bit of rosemary, to bring the full flavor front and center.
The secret to great lamb is to start off with great ingredients, and nothing beats our storied heritage breeds — Tunis, Dorset Horn and Navajo-Churro. Each breed comes from a different culinary tradition tracing back thousands of years and boasts a distinctive, nuanced flavor.
The Dorset is light, with a clean, floral finish.It is grass-fed, and boasts incredible flavor — 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!
The Tunis is earthy with notes of buttermilk. The Tunis can be traced back to the Middle East and would have been available during Biblical times. In the United States the Tunis can be traced back to the first three Presidents who raised them and played a role in making them popular on farms here.
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.