This is sliced in 3/4 pound packages and all spices and flavors are real and naturally occuring - no nitrates, or flavor enhancers.
The Cellars at Jasper Hill, one of our very fine cheese makers, have collaborated with Pete’s Greens, one of our major veggie suppliers, to create a new venture: VT 99 Meats. Both farms have waste products that these pigs consider to be downright gourmet! Cheese, Whey, veggie scraps and lots of pasture.
Tamworth, spotted gloucester and berkshire hogs are cross bred for heartiness and meat quality on their farm in Craftsbury, Vermont. Seasonally, they are put to pasture in spent vegetable fields to root out weeds while tilling and fertilizing the soil. They also drink protein rich whey, leftover from the cheesemaking process, along with gleaned organic vegetables and artisan cheese bits. Their meat is well structured with nice marbling - succulent and flavorful when cooked.
Because farming pigs is complimentary to their other agricultural pursuits, they are able to keep the scale of operation in balance with natural systems and a focus on quality. This endeavor utilizes what would be compost, and turns it into delicious pork!
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Fry in a pan on the stove top or in the oven. Enjoy with breakfast, on a sandwich or crumbled on top of baked potatoes.
Keep refrigerated or freeze for later use.