Traditional Cordero Lechal I.G.P is what we only sell at Basco.
Here at Basco, we believe that our milk-fed lamb' lives are of the utmost importance, from how they are reared on the farm, right through to being on your plate!
Milk-fed lamb, called in Spain Lechazo or 'Cordero Lechal is a young lamb still at their milk feeding stage usually with 35 days of age before sacrifice and 9 to 12 kg in real weight. There are only 3 breeds of lamb allowed in the I.G.P of Castilla y León which are churra, castellana and ojalada. The I.G.P regulates that the lambs must only have been breast-feed in order to be sealed with the I.G.P Lechazo de Castilla y León.
The result is an incredibly soft textured meat, crispy golden skin and creamy in texture, melting in the mouth with slight light gamey notes. Traditionally milk-fed lamb is roasted in ancient wood chip ovens with the simplicity of salt and water to allow for the prime cut to speak for itself and amaze the most discerning palate. Our milk-fed lamb comes in a front or back quarter weighing between 1 to 1.5 kilos. Our milk-fed lamb is perfect for all occasions whether it be a wedding, banquet, Christmas dinner or on the spit at a summer barbecue.
Why not be inspired by one of Basco's milk-fed lamb recipes, found on our Spanish Recipes page.