Berkshire Porterhouse Pork Chop | 2 pack | approx 12 oz each
Berkshire Porterhouse Pork Chop - 2 pack
A bone-in pork chop with the pork loin on one side and pork tenderloin on the other. Cut from Berkshire pigs, known for their meat-quality. All of our Berkshire pork is from Iowa farmers.
As with as with all our pork chops, this is a natural product and may be some variation in size. Each chop is approximately 12 oz (24 oz total).
Berkshire pigs have a higher concentration of fat than some other breeds, which was highly desirable when lard was used for a variety of purposes. Over the years, though, consumers began to prefer leaner pork, and fewer Berkshire pigs were raised.
However, a recent resurgence in interest in heritage breeds has led to an increase in the number of Berkshire pigs raised in the United States.
Berkshire pork is sometimes called the “wagyu of pork.” Wagyu beef is known for its marbling and tenderness, and Berkshire pork is also well-respected for those traits. In fact, in Japan (the home of wagyu beef), Berkshire pork is known as Kurobuta pork, and is often sold at a premium.
And the premium seems to be well-deserved! According to tests by the National Pork Board, Berkshire pork places first in nineteen out of twenty traits, including:
- Loin color
- Loin tenderness
- Loin marbling
- Best tasting in all categories
- Superior cooked moisture content
When you purchase Berkshire pork, you may notice that it has a darker color to it. That is because of an increased pH level in the meat, which is associated with more tender, juicy and flavorful pork.
So if you are looking for a flavorful, tender, marbled cut of pork, Berkshire is a good fit for you.
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