While in New York helping to kick off the lard-type pork revolution, I ate an Iberico bellota sirloin chop for breakfast one morning, fried up in a pan.
Basically, it tasted like a Mangalitsa sirloin chop, with a slightly weaker flavor. Had I not known it was Iberico, I would have thought it was Mangalitsa.
This is entirely in keeping with various things I've seen about Mangalitsa vs Iberico.
The fat was a bit soft and breaking apart. I attribute that to the feed. It didn't not have a particularly nutty flavor - but perhaps if we'd cured that piece of sirloin, it would have developed.
I think that at approximately half the price of Iberico (and tasting very similar), we ought to be able to sell a lot of Mangalitsa in NYC.
Having eaten that stuff, I feel a lot more confident about our product; there's nothing cheaper yet still comparable to our stuff.