Six months ago, we received an 180 pound wether (castrated male sheep) from Mac Magruder. Â Eighteen months at the time of slaughter this was a rather large animal, and yet the meat was some of the best we’ve ever tasted. Â So when Mac told us recently that he had two more wether available Chef Rhodehamel jumped at the chance. Â Two sheep animals arrived today: a Suffolk and the other, a cross breed.
As we begin the last leg of our Puglia Dinners tomorrow, we’ve decided to feature this incredible Magruder Ranch sheep instead of goat as originally planned. Â For those who can’t make it in this weekend, the second animal will be aged shortly and on the menu some time next week.