The boneless shoulder roast is a flavorful choice and easy to prepare by slow cooking. Many of the same recipes that work well for beef chuck, pork picnic shoulder, or pork butt shoulder roasts also work well for lamb shoulder roasts.
All our lamb comes from our good friends at Cairncrest Farm. Their flock of Katahdin sheep are raised on pasture and are 100% grass fed and grass finished, using the same protocols we use here at Wrong Direction Farm for our grass fed and grass finished beef.
The Katahdin sheep are a hardy breed that tend to grow better on a diet of grass-alone. Unlike most other sheep, this kind sheds their hair rather than needing their wool to be clipped. Because they aren’t a wooly breed, they have less lanolin, the chemical that is responsible for some of the strong mutton flavors in other breeds. Katahdin meat tends to be milder and fine textured.