Meat from sheep less than a year old. Generally lamb has a mild flavor. Quality lamb ranges in color from red dish pink to dark red, and the meat is finely grained. Unlike the sheep bred years ago to produce wool and meat, sheep today are raised predominantly for just one product. This means that lamb raised for meat is leaner, tastier and more tender. Lamb has an important role In Greek cuisine and even though it is prepared in many ways the traditional Easter spit roasting of the whole animal is one of the most widely enjoyed.