Raised by Ben and Grace Machin Tamarack Sheep Farm, Vermont
Heritage lamb has tremendous marbling resulting in a more tender, exquisite and juicy meat
The Dorset Horn is considered threatened with fewer than 1,000 annual registrations in the United States
The shanks are an especially earthy cut, and incredibly delectable when roasted low and slow, or braised until the meat falls off the bone — and of course the bone itself provides a gorgeous depth of flavor and silkiness to soups and stews. We think the shanks are some of the most underrated cuts in the butcher’s case, and make for some of the most comforting and tasty meals imaginable.
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!