Hairy Hungarian Hog – Mangalitsa Pork

mangalitsaThe Mangalitsa Pig looks half sheep half pig, with a distinctive fleece that derives from being cross-bred with a wild boar.  It’s meat is renowned for wonderful flavour due to a rich marbling of fat that provides succulent texture and taste which has led to the meat being described as the “kobe beef of pork”.

As a rare-breed pig, they take twice as long as modern pigs to grow, which results in darker meat and impressive marbeling.

We have the whole range of cuts available this week – including shoulder, belly, chops and leg, as well as our sausages that are superb.

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Acorn-fed and Organic Pork

This week we have some lovely Goodwood Pork that comes from a Saddleback and Gloucester Old Spot cross.  The traditional, rare breed pigs have a thicker layer of fat which provides incredible flavour and succulence to the meat that results in a completely different taste to the mass produced supermarket pork. We also have some acorn-fed New Forest pork coming for the weekend of the … Read more…

Acorn-fed Pannage Pork

Acorn fed pork from the New Forest

You may have noticed that this year there is a particularly heavy fall of acorns, and this is wonderful news for the acorn-fed pigs of the New Forest and for those who like outstanding pork with a rich, nutty tasty and outstanding texture. In Spain you pay serious money for some acorn-fed bellota jamon, but over here the acorn-fed pork is extremely rare and unknown.  … Read more…

Stansted Saddleback Pork Box

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We now have our very own Stansted Saddleback pigs that have been brought in to help with forest regeneration. They act out a similar role to that of wild boar, by clearing bracken and bramble which shade out other wild plants. These rare breed pigs mature slowly and because they live outdoors they need to develop the muscles and fat needed to survive outside. This … Read more…