Abergavenny Food Festival
Our home food fest is always a busy time for us here at Black Welsh Lamb and if you missed the festival you can share some of it with us. This year we were really delighted to support Belazu with their #cookforSyria meal, where Anna Hansen cooked hogget legs and shoulders to an appreciative audience of 60 people across two sittings.
The meal raised £10,000 and it was great to be a part of it. You can still donate to this worthwhile cause and support the good work that Belazu are doing at https://www.belazu.com/story/abergavenny/
Saturday saw our third annual sheep tasting – this year we were delighted to have the combination of Jane Baxter cooking four pasture-fed mutton samples and Cyrus Todiwala discussing the benefits of mutton with a packed room of willing tasters. People are genuinely blown away by how tender and tasty mutton can be if it is reared well and hung in decent conditions for three or four weeks.
Abergavenny is a great place to catch up with people as well. We bumped into Sam and Shauna from the Hang Fire Smokehouse, whose series featuring our lamb and the farm is being reshown on BBC network at the moment. We also got the chance to congratulate the amazing Gareth Ward of Ynyshir who has just been voted UK chef of the year by the Good Food Guide. As well as being an amazing chef (dinner at Ynyshir is 19 courses), he is a great fan of our lamb – recently tweeting “this takes lamb to the next level”.
You can experience this game-changing meat in the comfort of your own home. We currently have hogget ready for delivery – either whole or half and butchered to your requirements. We have also been approved to sell frozen from the farm (gaining five stars for our hygiene rating) and always have a range of cuts in stock, along with our brilliant gourmet burgers. Just give us a ring or e-mail for details.