A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender flesh.
The older a lamb, the deeper the colour of the meat, though the time it has been hung for and the breed that it comes from will also make a difference.
Many different cuts of lamb are available – which you buy depends on how you want to cook it.
For quick cooking, choose fillet, chump chops, loin chops, leg steaks, best end cutlets and butterflied leg. For slow cooking, leg, shoulder, shank, neck and chump chops are among the best options.