Red Wattle Swine
Red Wattle pork is quickly gaining ground as an affordable, gourmet pork. Red Wattle are no longer as rare as they once were, making them a suitable, affordable choice. Red Wattle are a heritage breed with distinct wattles hanging from the jowls (cheeks) of the pig. Oddly enough in order for the wattles to be present another genome must be present in the lineage. And as it is with pork, that's a good thing. The best tasting pork comes from pairing the various breeds so the best qualities can merge and bring the best from the pasture to the table. The extremely fine texture, rich " porki-ness" and incredible depth of flavor make it excellent for processed and cured meats, like hams, bacon, Prosciutto and such. The intense flavor of the meat is not lost under the cure, spices and smoke and the results are truly a taste explosion!