Rhug Estate Organic Salt Marsh Lamb has been announced as one of the finalists in the fresh meat section of the Great British Food Awards 2018; with the winners being announced on 11 October 2018 in the November issue of Great British Food magazine.

The Great British Food Awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate the country's finest home-grown ingredients, as well as the hard-working folk who produce and cook with them. This year, the awards are bigger and better than ever, with lots of new categories and amazing celebrity judges, as well as a new 'Grand Champion' award for the best product entered across all categories.

Rhug’s Organic Salt Marsh Lamb Shoulder has been chosen as one of the nine best fresh meats from around the country. Celebrity chef and restaurateur, Glynn Purnell, will choose the ultimate winner. To see what other fresh meats Rhug’s Organic Salt Marsh Lamb is up against visit the website: https://www.greatbritishfoodma...

Lord Newborough, Owner of the Rhug Estate, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as a finalist in the Great British Food Awards for our Organic Salt Marsh Lamb. We pride ourselves on producing the best quality organic meat for our customers, whether they be in our Farm Shop, online or wholesale. Rhug Organic Salt Marsh Lamb can also be found on some of the most prestigious menus in the world.”

Rhug Organic Salt Marsh Lamb is produced on the Estate’s coastal farm, Tŷ Mawr, near Caernarfon, by Deio Hughes and his family. The fields at Tŷ Mawr are washed by the sea in the winter and as a result grow special grasses and herbs such as sea lavender, samphire, sorrel, thrift and other salt marsh grasses. This unique environment imparts the lamb with its distinctive and very special, sweet, light flavour that is so sought after by top chefs throughout the world. Salt Marsh Lamb is seasonal because as the grasses die back the flavour diminishes so it is only available from June until December.

Lord Newborough said, “Rhug Organic Salt Marsh Lamb has such a unique flavour. The sweet, delicate flavour that the salt marsh grasses produce, combined with the organic farming system Deio uses produce a mouth-watering texture to our lamb. Customers in London’s Borough Market, Deli stores around the UK and top restaurants look forward to our Salt Marsh Lamb season starting every year. Well done to Deio and his family for producing such top quality meat.”

Rhug organic salt marsh lamb is available to buy wholesale by contacting the sales team on: orders@rhug.co.uk; it is available on the menu in the Rhug Estate Bistro and customers can buy it in the Farm Shop, at the Rhug Estate’s Borough Market Stall in London and on the shop section of the website.