The Iberian pig is an animal with dark skin, short hair, thin snout and long thin paws. It has a genetic trait that allows it to store fat in their muscle tissue and that is the key to the distinctive texture of its juicy meat.
This breed is exceptional and privileged by nature, and nowadays only found in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The breed is descended from the Iberian “sus mediterraneus“, wild boar or deriving from stem Iberian Romanesque. Due to their genetics and lack of crossings with other breeds, notes higher infiltration capacity of intramuscular fat. This explains the marbled ribs that give meat its unique texture and greasiness, and an unmistakable taste and aroma.
Historically preserved in Portugal, the Iberian breed is unique and valued worldwide for its real authenticity.