Perhaps there is no more iconic presentation of pork than the good old fashioned chop. A tender and elegantly balanced selection from the loin, excellent Pork Chops like this one transcend the cut's perfunctory profile while retaining its comforting nostalgia. Made from heritage Berkshire breed pigs, this chop has intense fat marbling, deep and pronounced flavor, and a juiciness that holds up beautifully regardless of preparation.
Berkshire pigs are originally from Berkshire County, England, but were introduced to Japan and the United States in the nineteenth century, and today are considered pork’s closest approximation to Wagyu beef. Called Kurobuta pork in Japan, they remain the prime choice for elite chefs in Japan and beyond.
The animals in this selection were raised on family-owned hog farms in Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa. Though the farms and farmers differ in style and background, all are guided by principles of humane husbandry, ample pasture, and a commitment to excellence in the quality of the meat their animals will yield.
Midwest, United States
1 x 12oz chop