If you are lucky enough to live in the Bay Area, you can have
our (Wooly Pigs) Berkshire shoulder bacon delivered to your
doorstep - by Planet Organics.
Shoulder bacon is a fairly exotic product in the Bay Area -
and ours is even more unusual, because of the care we take to
produce the best raw material for making shoulder bacon (and
other cured products).
Part of importing the Mangalitsa was learning how Austrians
raise hogs in order to produce the best cured products.
- The breed, Berkshire, produces better meat and fat than typical hogs.
- They are about a year old. That's double the age of normal hogs. Older hogs taste meatier and have much nicer fat than younger hogs.
- The finishing diet, barley, wheat and hay, produces better fat than the standard corn/soy diet. All the cured products taste better as a result.
Shoulder bacon is a wet cured, smoked hog shoulder. It is a very
meaty product, and very convenient to use in the kitchen.
Planet Organics has a small amount of this stuff. If you live in
the Bay Area and like good cured meat, I urge you to order some