IBERICO PORK

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IBERICO PORK

IBERICO PORK

Ibérico pork can only come from black pigs of the Iberian breed whose unique origin can be traced back to ancient times. This legendary and select race has many qualities, including a great capacity to accumulate fat under its skin and between the muscular fibres. The fat is what produces the typical white streaks that make its hams so special.The main feature that distinguishes Ibérico pork from the rest of pork meats is the purity of the breed, allowed to freely move around the extensive wooded pastures called ‘Dehesas’. At least a hectare of healthy Dehesa is needed to raise a single pig. All pigs are fed on a diet of grass and the best acorns from Holm and Cork Oak meadows to provide its distinctive aroma and exquisite taste.Iberico Pigs are generally classified by the amount of acorns eaten before slaughter. The official classification allowed is distinguished mainly between Ibérico de Bellota which are pigs purely fed on acorns or Ibérico de Cebo which are pigs fed on a minor proportion of acorns and a combination of compound feeds approved by the corresponding Denomination of Origin.We source all our Iberico pork directly from the abattoir in Guijuelo (Salamanca) which has over 100 years history in the preparation and production of Iberian pork meats.

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  • Iberico Pork - Cheeks - Min. 300g

    While it comes from the shoulder area, it has a lot of similarities to a tender skirt steak. Indigenous black Iberico pigs wander the dehesa forests of southwest Spain munching on herbs, grasses and most importantly, acorns. Not only are they the happiest pigs on earth, but this diet adds wonderful flavour to the pork. And all that exercise fosters the marbling that makes Iberico so special. We have taken the cheeks and gentle braised them in a cider based, gentle creamy sauce and can honestly say that the results were amazingly tender, you could have cut the meat with a spoon ... Learn More
    £6.50

  • Iberico Pork - Presa - Min. 450g

    Presa Iberico is a meat cut from the Iberico pig which is attached to the shoulder, and located near the head of the loin. Presa Iberica is a very tender, well marbled cut that can be prepared quickly over a hot pan. Due to its location, it possesses qualities of both the shoulder and the loin. Presa is a beautiful, flavourful cut of pork that melts in your mouth. Grilled medium rare, it has a juicy, tender bite and a full mouthwatering flavour that speaks of its free-range acorn fed source. Presa is a thick shoulder steak unlike any other, which is juicy, but leaner than pluma end loin or the secreto flank steak. Learn More
    £14.50

  • Iberico Pork - Secreto - Min. 450g

    Secreto Iberico is a part of the top extreme of the lap and next to the loin's top. In the traditional quartering of meat it is united to the loin's fat or hoja de tocino. Sizzle this thin cut on the grill and the fat will immediately start to melt away, bathing the pork in acorn flavoured juiciness. Iberico pork is famed for its beautiful marbling and no other cut displays this more deliciously than the secreto. While it comes from the shoulder area, it has a lot of similarities to a tender skirt steak. Indigenous black Iberico pigs wander the dehesa forests of southwest Spain munching on herbs, grasses and most importantly, acorns. Not only are they the happiest pigs on earth, but this diet adds wonderful flavour to the pork. And all that exercise fosters the marbling that makes Iberico so special. Learn More
    £12.50

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