Rhug Estate is delighted its Organic Salt
Marsh Lamb is the only Lamb to have won an award in this year’s Great British
Food Awards. Rhug Salt Marsh Lamb has been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the
fresh meat section of the Great British Food Awards 2018.
Michelin-starred restaurant owner and chef, Glynn Purnell, chose the ultimate winners in the fresh meat section of the Great British Food Awards. Rhug Estate Organic Salt Marsh Lamb, Red Ruby Short Ribs, Welsh Wagu Sirloin Steak, herb-fed free range turkey made it into the top four of the section with Red Ruby Short Ribs winning the section and Rhug’s Salt Marsh Lamb gaining ‘Highly Commended’.
Glynn Purnell described Rhug Organic Salt Marsh Lamb as “Nice and lean with a golden, crispy skin and good caramelisation. It fell off the bone.”
Lord Newborough, Owner of the Rhug Estate,
said, “We are delighted to have been chosen as the only lamb to win in this
year’s Great British Food Award for our Organic Salt Marsh Lamb. I’m grateful
to Glynn Purnell for his explicit description of the meat after he had cooked
it. 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
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
Rhug organic salt marsh lamb is available to buy wholesale by contacting the sales team on: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 online.