Where Does Iberico De Bellota come from?
Originating in Spain, this pork is really hard to find and comes from the Iberian area in the Spanish and Portuguese lands. Iberico comes from pigs in the Iberian Peninsula, a mountainous region covering the central and southern parts of Spain and Portugal. These pigs can only be found in this area.
The Iberian pig is a very old animal that pre-existed animal domestication. Their origin can be traced back to the Neolithic Period around 12,000 years ago.
You will find Iberian pigs living in the mountains, usually in a wild environment, or in the forest close to its favorite diet of acorns, oak, and nuts. Iberian pigs have a red to grey skin color and have very little or no hair.
What is different about Iberico meat?
What do Iberico pigs eat?
What is the breeding process for Iberico pigs?
During the spring and summer months the pigs will eat grass, mushrooms, bugs, and herbs.. Then, from October to March, it is acorn season.
Acorn is the favorite food of the Iberico pig, and it will eat a lot of them. This will increase their fat and infiltrate the taste of the acorns into their muscle.
Is Iberico pork expensive?
Iberico pork is highly valuable and prices are a little higher than for regular pork.
Furthermore, Iberico pigs have smaller litters and yield less meat. It takes time for them to grow. Also, the production of the pork takes longer.
What type of cuts can I find?
- Pork Belly
- Iberico Pork Bacon
- Iberico Pork Presa Shoulder Loin
- Shoulder Steaks
- Iberico Pork Ribs
What Is Pata Negra?
"Pata Negra" literally means "black foot" but when you're referring to the best pig money can buy, Pata Negra Ham refers to the color of the Iberian pig's trotter.
Meat Your Cheese offers to choices:
Fry it, roast it, grill it, broil it or bake it, just like regular pork. The difference is the succulent, rich taste of the finished product!
Iberico Pork Tenderloin Dish
Iberio Pork Belly! Yum Yum!