Our celebration of all things pork for National Pork Month continues …
Let’s just say it: Berkshire pork is special. It looks different than the pork you may have known before. For one thing, it’s redder, and it’s more marbled. And you can taste the difference blindfolded.
This heritage breed of hog makes some of the most desirable pork on the planet, which is sometimes called the Kobe of pork. In Japan it’s known as Kurobuta pork, but we just call it Berkshire.
Have you tried our Berkshire Pork 10-Rib RackBerkshire Pork 10-Rib Rack? It’s a cut that really makes a statement. You can roast it whole, or smoke it, as Mary Ann did (see below) for tender and tasty results. Or cut hefty pork chops from it, and sear or grill them separately.
Mary Ann from CA left a review at dartagnan.com after her pork feast. She says that this pork “cuts like butter.”
We put a little olive oil on the meat and a small amount of rub, scored the fat to let the rub soak in, then smoked the rack for 4 hours at 225 using apple wood chips. Very mild smokey flavor, meat was cooked to perfection. Best pork ever.
Try our recipe for Roast Berkshire Pork Rib Rack to experience this pork nirvana for yourself (photo at left).
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