This collar butt is cut directly from the shoulder of 100% Berkshire hogs, with intricate marbling and succulent flavor. Collar butts are incredibly tender, juicy, and versatile. This cut will be absolutely delicious whether slow-roasted, braised, or smoked.
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.
Pieces average ~5lbs