are we allowed a small toot on our trumpet?
"Compared to the lamb we purchase locally (I buy it only from the R**** F*** in Windsor) yours was much more tender and lean, and had a background sweetness that made it extremely delicious".
A.M. April 2014
visitors come to Orkney for many different
reasons – birds, free fishing, walking, diving
and archaeology are only a few of the attractions
many return year after year
for, despite the wind turbines,
it's still mostly visually stunning and
an oasis of peace and calm.
world-famous for the quality of it’s beef, lamb
and fish - quite simply, the best in Orkney is as
good as it gets - Orkney is washed by the
Gulf Stream, with a mild (if windy!) climate and long summer evenings when the sun hardly sets.
lush grazing, clean seas, virtually no pollution,
crystal clear air it's a good place for
humans and animals alike.
maybe it is rather a long way to come for
the Sunday joint, a pack of sausages or some of the wonderful fish but with a few clicks of the mouse you can have A Taste of Orkney on your table.
Our aim is very simple: to provide you with the best.
The Protected Designation of Origin
Orkney's Best fillet steak at St David's Charity Ball,
The Dorchester Hotel
do you trust meat labels....?
food labels are still a trap for the unwary and even when buying
from the biggest names , not all is always what it says it is.
If meat is "cheap" there just has to be a catch..
and it will probably be impossible for you to
know for certain where in the World it originated
so why should you trust us....?
because one label is different,the
Protected Designation of Origin
However, very, very little of the beef and lamb
which is raised, or sold, on Orkney
is allowed to carry this E.U.Certification..
ours does, ALL of it.
The Protected Designation of Origin states that:
"Orkney Beef (& lamb) is derived from cattle (& sheep) born, reared
and slaughtered in Orkney. The distinctly different texture and flavour
of Orkney beef & lamb is largely due to the topography, geology and climate
of the Orkney Islands which imparts specific characteristics
to the grass and herbage providing the main diet.
The Geographical area is limited to the group of islands in the
North Atlantic off the North Coast of Scotland known as the Orkney Islands."
when you need to trust...
Orkney's Best & A Taste of Orkney supply meat from
Ali Flett at Williamson's Butchers