Iberico is a breed of pork originating from Spain and Portugal. Direct translation of Iberico is Iberian which refers to Iberian Peninsula, mountainous areas of Spain and Portugal where Iberico originates from. Another name for Iberico is Pata Negra which means ‘black hoof/leg/foot’. Iberian pigs are mostly black with very little hair.
Taste, texture and flavours are out of this earth. Iberico is often referred to as Wagyu of Pork! This is to do with large amount of extraordinary intramuscular fat that similarly to Wagyu gives Iberico outstanding sweet, buttery and rich flavours, super delicate and tender texture and overall truly unforgettable eating experience.
Iberico Pork meat contains large proportion of Oleic Acids (monounsaturated fatty acids improving cholesterol levels). It has a lot of proteins, vitamins B1, B6, B12 and folic acid, which are especially useful for the nervous system and good for brain activity.
When you receive your plump cut of Iberico meat, you’ll see that it has a deeper colour than traditional pork. This is because the meat has been aged longer and the pigs have been fed on a special diet to ensure that the meat is succulent and packed with flavour.
Whatever the occasion is, Iberico pork recipes are guaranteed to please! We typically stock “Cebo” quality of Iberico pork but we also have the highly popular “Bellota” quality when it’s available.
Browse our range of Iberico pork meat online at Meat Me at Home today!
Meat Me at Home supply the same exceptionally high quality meat as their parent company Freedown Food. For over 20 years, Freedown Food has been supplying the finest meat available to top Michelin Star restaurants in the UK. From exotic game meats to luxurious Wagyu beef, the quality of Freedown Food and Meat Me at Home’s range of meat is only surpassed by the taste.