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If you are in travelling in Italy, you may come across different names for ‘lamb’ and ‘sheep’ on your Italian restaurant menu.
Lamb in Italy has different names according to the age of the animal. Here is a list from the Italian Menu Translator iPhone app where you quick search over 5000 food and menu terms.
abbacchio – ah-BAH-kee-oh – Young, unweaned (milk-fed, suckling) lamb, typically less than 2 months old and under 10kg/20lb in weight. Often slaughtered at around one month old. Valued for its pale meat and tenderness. Slightly younger than &agnello&.
agnello – ahn-YEL-oh – Also young, unweaned (milk-fed, suckling) lamb like abbacchio, but slightly older, around 2 – 3 months old and weighing up to 15kg /30 lb. Slightly older than &abbacchio&. Typically cooked whole on a spit.
agnello da latte or agnellino da latte — this is the same as abbacchio (the term used in Rome, Lazio).
Both abbacchio and agnello typically are baked or spit-roasted.
agnellone – ahn-yeh-LOH-nee – Lamb around 6 months old – slightly older than &agnello&. Typically used in stews.
Other related words:-
pecora – pe-KOR-ah – adult ewe, mutton.
montone – mon-TOH-nay – adult ram, mutton.
Mutton (pecora or montone) meat usually comes from sheep over two years old. This meat is typically used in stews and more popular in southern Italy.
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