Experience the exquisite taste of Iberico Pork delivered right to your door
When it comes to premium meats, Iberico pork stands in a league of its own. Renowned for its rich flavours and succulent texture, this delicacy from Spain is now making waves in Canada. As a leading butcher and meat delivery service in Toronto, we're excited to bring you the unparalleled taste of Iberico pork right to your doorstep. Before you fill your cart, let’s explore what makes Iberico pork so special, how it's reared and prepared, and why it's considered a cut above the rest.
What is Iberico Pork?
Iberico pork, often referred to as the "Wagyu of pork," comes from the Black Iberian Pig, native to Spain and Portugal. This breed is known for its ability to store fat, leading to a marbled texture in the meat. What sets Iberico pork apart is its diet, primarily consisting of acorns, which imparts a unique, nutty flavour to the meat.
The Unique Diet and Rearing Process
The Black Iberian Pig roams free in the oak forests of Spain, feasting on acorns during the montanera season. This natural diet, combined with ample exercise, contributes to the development of healthy fats and a distinct flavour profile in the meat.
Why Choose Iberico Pork?
Iberico Pork Cuts
A Guide to the Best Selections
Iberico pork offers a variety of cuts, but the most sought-after are Pluma and Secreto. Each cut has its unique texture and flavour, making them ideal for different culinary preparations.
Pluma, a tender and flavorful cut, is located at the back of the neck. It's perfect for quick grilling or searing, offering a melt-in-your-mouth experience.
Secreto, a hidden gem, is a thin cut from the pig's shoulder. Its even marbling make it ideal for quick cooking methods like grilling or pan-searing.
A lean and exceptionally tender cut, the Iberico Tenderloin offers a subtle yet distinct flavour, perfect for elegant dishes that require minimal seasoning.
Rich and succulent, the Iberico Pork Belly is characterized by its perfect balance of meat and fat, rendering a melt-in-your-mouth texture ideal for slow roasting or braising.
Cooking Tips for Iberico Pork
To fully enjoy the exquisite taste of Iberico pork, it's essential to cook it correctly.
Here are 3 simple tips to remember:
- Cook it medium to allow the fat to render properly, while still retaining its juiciness.
2. Use simple seasonings to let the meat's natural flavours shine.
3. Avoid overcooking, as it can dry out the meat and diminish its taste.
Iberico Pork Recipes to Try
Yes, but it's best cooked medium to preserve its unique flavours and textures.
Iberico pork is known for its rich marbling, unique flavour due to the acorn diet, and the free-range rearing of the pigs.
Some say yes, as it's higher in healthy monounsaturated fats and offers a unique combination of taste and nutrition.
Just like all Butcher Shoppe meats, store it in the refrigerator if you plan to use it within a few days, and for longer storage, it can be frozen.
Yes, we’re proud to be offering Iberico pork delivery to most of Southern Ontario!
This pork, which does not benefit from aging, is brought in frozen directly from the source.
Iberico pork is not just meat; it's a new experience with an interesting story
Its unique flavour, nutritional profile, and versatility make it a must-try for meat lovers. As the go-to butcher for premium and hard-to-find meats in Toronto, we're proud to offer Iberico pork delivery across most of Southern Ontario. Indulge in this gourmet delight, elevate your culinary experiences, and share your creations with us on Instagram!