Sophie Arlott, from Lavinton Lamb talks about life as a shepherdess and fulfilling her dreams to become a top lamb producer on Amy Claridge’s Lincolnshire Kitchen on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
Here at Lavinton Lamb we’re very excited to announce that our shoulder of Hebridean cross lamb has won a three-star Great Taste award, one of only 141 products to achieve this highest gastronomic honour.
This is the ultimate accolade in the UK’s most prestigious food awards, run by the Guild of Fine Foods, so it is an extremely big deal and we are thrilled that all our hard work using extensively farmed native breeds to produce the best tasting lamb has been recognised.
Last Wednesday we were thrilled that Rules, London’s oldest restaurant, put on a fabulous lunch for us. The lunch, where Sophie gave a talk and showed a film, was attended by a number of high-profile journalists, farming and gastronomy figures, including Mark Hedges, editor of Country Life; Kate Hawkings, chairwoman of the Guild of Food Writers; Shane Holland, Executive Chairman of Slow Food UK; Sally Coffey, editor of Britain Magazine; freelance writer and editor Jennifer Sharp; and fellow shepherdess and blogger Rosie Hetherington.
We’re delighted to announce that our milk-fed lamb is now being served at Marcus, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant by Marcus Wareing, at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.
This brings to five the number of Michelin-starred restaurants where our lamb is served. For a full list of pubs and restaurants where you can eat our lamb, please see our Chefs page here.
Lavinton Lamb is entering the Great Food Awards, a new competition for food and drink businesses based in the Midlands. If you would like to vote for us, we’d be delighted. You can nominate us as Best Food and Drink Producer by clicking on this link.