Charles to receive new-season mutton

The Prince of Wales, founder of The Mutton Renaissance Campaign and Patron of The Academy of Culinary Arts, will receive the first Renaissance Mutton of the season on Thursday.

The Prince of Wales, founder of The Mutton Renaissance Campaign and Patron of The Academy of Culinary Arts, will receive the first Renaissance Mutton of the season on Thursday (13 November).

Prince Charles will be presented with Herdwick mutton from Cumbria, produced to the Renaissance specification by butcher Andrew Sharp, farmer Tim Wilson and Academy chef John Williams at Clarence House, London.

Chairman of the Mutton Renaissance Club John Thorley said: "Sheep farmers need all the help they can get to increase income, particularly in the current climate. Many farmers who produce Renaissance Mutton are under severe financial pressure as a result of high energy prices and the need for better market opportunities.

"His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has been instrumental in getting farmers, processors, butchers and chefs together to help ensure that mutton becomes the much-loved British dish that it once was. In fact, since the campaign was launched five years ago, demand for quality mutton has continued to grow steadily among all those with an interest in good food. The presentation of the first of the new season's Renaissance Mutton to The Prince of Wales is in recognition of His Royal Highness' continuing support, for which we are very grateful."

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