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…

These Ribs Will Make You a BBQ Hero All Summer

This time of year we all get excited about outdoor cooking, whether it’s grilling or smoking. And ribs are one of our favorite things to cook outside. If you’re planning a Father’s Day cookout, or just gearing up for the summer season, read on for some tips.  

It’s a Pork Party! Recipes to Love

When it’s time for summer parties – at Memorial Day weekend or the Fourth of July – we usually think of the grill. But what if you aren’t a grill outside kind of cook? Maybe your domain is the well-equipped indoor kitchen. No shame in that. There’s plenty of party-appropriate food that can be made…

Food Fight: Berkshire Pork vs. Kurobuta Pork

Let’s clear up the confusion about Kurobuta pork and Berkshire pork. Kurobuta – which means “black pig” in Japanese – is better known as Berkshire pork in the English-speaking world. So is there a difference between Kurobuta and Berkshire pork? Nope. The juicy pork comes from the same type of pig; an old English breed, distinctively black,…

5 Pork Recipes for Christmas Dinner

The Christmas ham is a classic holiday dinner – no one will deny that. However, pork, especially our Berkshire pork, or our milk-fed Porcelet, is a great option for a special occasion dinner. This is not the other white meat; our pork is richly flavored, meltingly tender, and nothing like that pale commodity stuff on…