In celebration of the Mutton Renaissance, some of the UKís best restaurant chefs have developed a few examples of delicious recipes for you to try.
MUTTON AND TURNIP PIE
The filling for this simple pie is slow-cooked to help the flavours of the mutton and the vegetables combine. Serve on a cold day with buttered cabbage, boiled potatoes or mashed swede and enjoy with a fruity red wine.
Like mutton, chunky home-made soups are gaining a new following. This recipe combines both trends in a warming broth ideal for chilly days. It requires some crusty bread and little else.
BRAISED MUTTON CHOPS WITH CIDER AND ROOT VEGETABLES
A great feast for four, this recipe is full of autumnal flavours. Try to find a dry cider made from a single variety of apple. Serve with a celeriac and potato puree and a glass of the cider.
POACHED LEG OF MUTTON WITH A CAPER CREAM SAUCE
This is one of the classic ways to cook mutton; the gentle poaching enables the meat to reach optimum tenderness. Wow your friends by serving it at a dinner party with some red cabbage and baby root veg.
BRAISED MUTTON AND CAPER COBBLER
A hearty mid-week supper that's delicious served on its own or with some creamy mash to soak up the juices.
MUCH ADO ABOUT MUTTON
A new book has been published telling for the first time the story of mutton.