Mangalitsa pigs are for sale for the first time ever in the USA.
Wooly Pigs, the only importer and only producer of these very different hogs in the New World, delivered one of these a few months ago to The French Laundry - but now we've got about 60 of them that are ready to be killed and eaten. They are about 6 months (~120 lbs), so they should be used for fresh meat.
Most agree that Mangalitsa is incomparable with normal pork. Even when fed and raised properly, popular modern hogs (including Berkshire, Duroc, etc) aren't as succulent - just as a chicken, no matter how its fed or kept, can't taste like goose.
Some of our Seattle-area customers will get their first Mangalitsa later this month. Wooly Pigs will sell Mangalitsa cuts at Seattle's U-District Farmers Market starting January 19th.
If you'd like to buy some of these amazing pigs, please give me a call at (509) 536-4083.
Delivered to the Seattle area, a whole pig costs $500. We can also arrange delivery to the Bay Area or Portland, at a different price. If you want to fatten your own Mangalitsa, we'll sell you a live pig. We'll have Mangalitsa-Berkshire crosses for sale to farmers in Spring.