Pigs, pigs, pigs…

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Although we source our pork from an excellent breeder on Gower – The Welsh Farmyard (check their butcher shop in Sketty Park out), I’ve had a hankering to get some more pigs of our own. So, as I’ve got utter freedom to choose what breed, I’ve decided to go for something quite specialist – Mangalitsa. They’re a Hungarian curly coated, lard-type breed. Their slow growth, and the type of fat that they produce is excellent for any kind of air dried charcuterie – just what I need. They’re not cheap, they’re the Wagyu of the pork world – slow growth and excellent quality marbling equals top dollar. I happened to spot an advert online, so I’ve sent my request for a few and am hoping to pick them up later this month. They’re very unique looking – the best description I’ve heard is ‘womble pigs’.

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  1. Mathew Parry

    Those pigs look other-worldly. Fantastic. Can you shear them too? I’m looking forward to meeting them.

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