Lamb and mutton | cuts

Cuts

UK, Canada, and other Commonwealth countries

British cuts of lamb.

Approximate zones of the usual UK cuts of lamb:[19]

  • Scrag end (of neck)
  • Middle neck
  • Best End (of neck)
  • Loin
  • Chump (and chump chops)
  • Leg (gigot in Scotland)
  • Shank
  • Shoulder
  • Breast

US and Ireland

  • Square cut shoulder – shoulder roast, shoulder chops and arm chops
  • Rack – rib chops and riblets, rib roast
  • Loin – loin chops or roast
  • Leg – sirloin chops, leg roast (leg of lamb)
  • Neck
  • Breast
  • Shanks (fore or hind)
  • Flank