A Mutton Dinner and talk launched Much Ado About Mutton at the Ludlow Food Festival on the 13th and 14th September.
The Ludlow restaurant Bistro 7 hosted the superb sell-out mutton meal, with Chef James Croft-Moss producing a stunning variety of delicious mutton dishes to the delight of everyone there.
Following some superb mutton canapes, the traditional mutton broth was extremely tasty, and the trio of mutton which followed demonstrated both the taste, tenderness and versitility of quality mutton when cooked slowly.
The mutton was from a Texel ewe, farmed by Mr Gittoes of Bleddfa, near Knighton in Powys. The animal was three years old, and the carcass had been hung for 18 days.
On the following day, as part of the Ludlow Food Festival, following a butchery and cookery demonstration, Bob Kennard gave a short talk about what to look for when buying mutton.