Karoo Meat of Origin
A few years ago, a baker’s dozen international chefs came to Cape Town for a foodie extravaganza. Since our coastline is 3 000km long, most came expecting to fall in love with South African seafood.
Now you can be assured of your lamb chops coming from this alluring semi-desert.
Instead, they fell in love with Karoo lamb.
The sheep of this semi-desert region spend most of their lives nibbling on a half-dozen fragrant little bushes. These shrubs give the meat a delicately herbed taste quite unique in the world.
Karoo lamb and Karoo mutton are so in demand that all kinds of farmers outside the region started selling their cuts as coming from this dry zone, robbing local farmers of legitimate income.
Clearly something needed to be done.
Now you can be assured of your lamb chops coming from this alluring semi-desert with its wind pumps, clean air and water, and wide open spaces.
The best place to find Karoo Meat of Origin lamb and mutton are at Food Lover’s Markets, at the moment mostly in Cape Town. But keep checking the website.
Category: Food & Wine