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Andrew Sharp

Andrew 'Farmer Sharp' was brought up on a mixed farm in Cumbria. At the age of 13 he went to work in a butchers’ shop, which had its own farm and abattoir. At that time they were one of the few butchers’ shops selling lambs and pigs from the local area and a full range of game; plucked, dressed and prepared in the shop. They were also hanging and maturing its beef, the old fashioned way, which has now become all the rage in the artisanal butchery sector.

For 15 years Andrew ran his own medium sized, British Retail Consortium approved cutting plant selling herdwick lamb, herdwick mutton, galloway beef, naturally reared pink veal and air dried mutton from Cumbria to all over the UK, to the EU and even Hong Kong.

He is a founding member of the Mutton Renaissance Campaign, inspired by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and run day to day by the Academy of Culinary Arts.

Andrew has made several media appearances including the Radio 4 Food program, Kill it Cook it Eat it to Turn Back Time The High Street and recently Hugh’s 3 Good Things, to name but a few.

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Andrew Sharp's Courses

Sun 20th Oct 2019 (2 available dates) £195.00

Lamb & Mutton Butchery

Develop your lamb and mutton butchery skills with the help of mutton expert and tutor Andrew Sharp on this one day hands on course.

Mon 4th Nov 2019 (1 available dates) Almost gone

Butchery Fundamentals (Five Day)

Explore the craft of artisan butchery with our unique, hands on five day course under the expert guidance of Andrew Sharp who specialises in traditional butchery methods.

£195.00
Sun 20th Oct 2019 (2 available dates)

Lamb & Mutton Butchery

Almost gone
Mon 4th Nov 2019 (1 available dates)

Butchery Fundamentals (Five Day)

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