Kurobuta Pork is the most highly prized pork in Japan and comes from the ancient breed of pig known as Black Berkshire. The meat from the pure oriental strains of Black Berkshire, found in Japan, is regarded as the highest quality pork in the world.
Black Berkshire - the pork for Royalty
This amazing breed of pig is one of the oldest breeds known to exist. Its origins trace back to Reading in England and Berkshire became the favoured breed of the English royalty. The royal family at Windsor Castle maintained a large herd of Black Berkshire, (smart people those royals) and the strains of the breed now found in Japan, trace back to a gift from the English royals.
Indeed no breed of pig has been more influential in the development of modern breeds than the Berkshire. In fact, our clever scientists and breeders have done a remarkable job in the development of the modern pig by incorporating the many great attributes of the Berkshire. There has been one slight oversight however; they forgot about the Taste!! And the one thing that the Berkshire was most famous for was its taste, which is quite unlike that of modern pork.
Australian Black Berkshire
Fortunately, thanks to the loyalty of a few dedicated Australian producers, small numbers of pure Black Berkshire still survive in Australia today. The few pigs that remain are on the farms of several committed enthusiasts who, with the assistance of Security Foods, have been slowly increasing breeding numbers. To show their commitment to the project, the breeders have even submitted their breeding pigs to DNA testing, to confirm their purity and we now know that these Australian Black Berkshires trace right back to the days of Oliver Cromwell.
The rare pleasure of Black Berkshire pork
It is difficult to describe the taste of Black Berkshire. The combination of a sweet, rich flavour, its delicate texture and an unbelievable level of juiciness will really have you scratching your head to convince yourself that it is pork. However, the good thing is that now, thanks to the involvement of Security Foods, you too can enjoy the wonderful experience of kurobuta pork.
|Boneless||Pork Shoulder Picnic / Skin off||IW/VAC||4.0kg||4|
|Boneless||Pork Collar Butt skin off||MW VAC||3.8kg||4|
|Boneless||Pork Loin skin on / Skin off||IW VAC||8.0kg||4|
|Boneless||Boneless Pork Tenderloin||IW VAC||350gram||20|
|Boneless||Pork Leg||IW VAC||7KG||2|
|Boneless||Pork Belly skin on||IW VAC||4.5kg||4|
|Boneless||Pork Belly skin off||IW VAC||4.0kg||4|
|Boneless||Pork Leg Hock layer packed||IW VAC||750 gram||8|
|Boneless||Pork Trimming||VAC||10kg bags||2|
|Boneless||Pork Jowl Fillets Skin Off||MW VAC||350 grams||6 per bag|
|Bone In||Pork Neck Bones||Bulk||500 grams|