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The Swabian Hall breed was started by King William I of Württemberg, Germany who imported ultra-fatty Chinese Meishan pigs in 1820 to crossbreed with the ultra-lean Russian Wild Boar that was indigenous to Germany at the time. His goal was to perfect the balance between fat and meat in a new breed of pig.
Swabian Hall in their purest form are only located in Baden-Wurttemberg Germany but American farmers have been raising a “close to original” version for 150 years. The all black Iowa Swabian Hall is becoming a popular heritage breed because of its near perfect balance of lard to lean and succulent flavor.
Swabian Hall meat is not gamey tasting; this pork is known for it's unique, incredibly juicy flavor. The mono-unsaturated fat has a melting point similar to olive oil. It is high in good cholesterol and low in bad cholesterol, and high in Omega-3 fatty acids.
We will have cuts available only in very limited quantities. Our very discriminating and loyal customers are invited to give this unique pork a try.