In Praise of Pork: Berkshire is Better By Far
Recently we ordered some pork chops (not saying where) that were supposed to be the ultimate in pasture-raised, non-antibiotic, all natural pork. Guess what…they were lacking in flavor, weren’t all that juicy (despite being cooked to just medium) and were anything but tender. Overall impression, not nearly worth the money we paid. This little experiment made us realize that when it comes to the best possible white meat, otherwise known as pork, there is no match for the high quality Berkshire pork from Allen Brothers.
Ordinarily we’re not given to bragging, but our rich and complex Berkshire Pork is outstanding in its telltale marbling for flavor and juiciness beyond compare. For the uninitiated, Berkshire Pork is sometimes known as Kurobuta pork (translates as “black pig” in Japanese) and is often considered to be the “Kobe beef” of pork and only comes from 100% pure-bred Berkshire hogs. Small wonder that these days Berkshire Pork is the most highly desired pork in the world by chefs and gourmands alike. This ultimate “other white meat” does not look or taste like ordinary pork; it is darker in color and decidedly richer in flavor due to the intramuscular marbling throughout, which gives it a special and distinctive juiciness and texture beyond compare.
For the ultimate pork chop, we strongly recommend you try our aged Berkshire Pork Long-Bone and/or our Bone-In Chops. You won’t believe how tender and tasty they are. For something extra special there’s our Marinated Berkshire Pork CHops where we give these meaty chops a generous bath of extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup, garlic and rosemary, and a touch of ginger and cinnamon to spice things up even more.
We also have Berkshire Ribs that are carved from the loin and are the ultimate in fall-off-the-bone tenderness when grilled or slow roasted as well as a center-cut Berkshire Pork Loin Roast that is perfect for family holidays or elegant entertaining. And finally, be sure not to miss our new Berkshire Pork Belly where we do all of the work by searing a cut of Berkshire pork belly on each side and slow braising it with a mixture of ponzu and veal demi-glace until tender. Simply add a final roast in your home oven until it’s perfectly crisp. We even provide a rich braising liquid. Pure hog heaven, if we do say so ourselves.
All the Best,