RACK OF LAMB, One rack — Dorset Horn or Tunis — America's rarest lamb
Rack of Lamb One rack Dorset Horn or Tunis Pick your preferred size from the drop down menu above
Humanely raised on pasture
100% antibiotic free
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 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 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.