Your New Favorite Special Occasion Roast

Let’s just say it: Berkshire pork is special. Known as Kurobuta in Japan, this is heritage-breed pork with an international reputation. It’s the Wagyu of the pork world. And now there’s a new Berkshire pork 8-rib rack available at dartagnan.com. Perfect for serving at a family meal, or any special occasion or holiday, this rack will become a…

These 5 New Hams Will Change Your Life

No longer will you wait until the holidays to enjoy a juicy ham. With 5 options and sizes, you can make ham a regular part of your meal plans. And these aren’t just any hams. D’Artagnan’s hams are made with the famed Berkshire breed pork – also known as Kurobuta pork. It’s the best choice for ham because…

This is Sure to be Your New Favorite Meal

This Berkshire pork chop has only one problem – it’s too popular. For a while now, we’ve barely been able to keep it in stock. The good news is that everybody’s favorite is now readily available, thanks to our growing cooperative of farmers. Plus we’ve improved the cut, which now offers more pork, and is consistently…

3 Simple Recipes that Give Pork Tenderloin the Attention it Deserves

Are you missing the perfect ingredient for quick weeknight dinners? Pork tenderloin is an easy cut to work with; it’s tender, boneless, and lean with nothing to trim. While it’s perfect for slicing into medallions and searing in a hot pan, there are other simple methods for cooking this incredibly tender and tasty piece of…

Make this Petite Crown Roast of Pork for the Holidays

When you special order a pork crown roast from your butcher, they’re often just 2 racks put together, making them impractical for a smaller gathering. Here’s straightforward instruction for a small crown roast made with our 10-rib rack which serves about 6 people. Berkshire pork is so juicy and flavorful, you need very little seasoning…

Cook This Now: Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder

Apparently, it’s an Italian thing – maiale al latte – and especially well-suited to pork. Braising in milk seems a bit unusual, but the lactic acid in the milk tenderizes the pork and allows it to soak up all the flavors. It starts like any other braise: sear the pork on all sides, then reduce the heat…

What’s Cooking on Instagram?

We’re always looking at food. If you like to see beautiful plates that inspire you to either cook or head for your favorite restaurant, Instagram is the place to be. Below are some highlights from chef posts to Instagram – using our products, of course – to whet your appetite. Join us on Instagram for a view into…

Top 3 Piggy Picks for Game Day Cooking

Tonight is the kick-off to football season, so let’s get in the mood. You know it means more opportunities to cook game-day favorites, get together with fellow fans and eat! When your team is playing, and the gang gathers to watch, the food needs to be perfect. That takes planning ahead, and getting the best…

Pork Shoulder: A Week of Meals

There’s nothing more versatile than pork shoulder, cooked until fork tender and shredded. Bon Appétit tells us that even in summer it’s worth cranking up the stove, or plugging in the slow cooker, to make pork shoulder. Leave that hunk of pork to stew in its own juices, and come back to a week’s worth of meals….

Cooking Pork: What’s the Perfect Shade of Pink?

Way back in 2011, the USDA dropped the recommended temperature for cooked pork, from 160 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. There was jubilation in the land. For ages before that, we overcooked pork out of fear of getting trichinosis. Nowadays, the trichina worm (which transmits trichinosis) is virtually non-existent in the pork industry, but still some cling…

People Are Talking: Berkshire Pork Chops

Heritage breeds like our Berkshire hogs are being recognized anew for their unique qualities. The pork from these old world pigs is revered by chefs for its extraordinary marbling and distinctive, rich taste. And now it can be your go-to pork, from pork loin to pork shoulder, and of course, pork chops. Here are the…

What’s on the Menu for Fourth of July?

It’s already time to start looking ahead to the Fourth of July! Whether your holiday plans involve the grill or a dinner at home with friends, we have something you need for the perfect holiday celebration. Our juicy Angus steaks are a favorite among grillers. Raised on pasture by a cooperative of ranchers committed to strict…