The Icelandic sheep is one of the world's oldest and purest breeds of domestic sheep. Dating back to the early 10th century, at the heart of the Viking age, these sheep were wrested from the high country of Norway, and brought to Iceland. They are what is called a triple purpose breed, raised for their two types of wool, mild but excellent meat, and their milk. They would make excellent cheese if we could catch them. In regards to their meat, they are considered the Cadillac of lamb, a nice accompaniment to our Kobe pork.