Hogust is here and it is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. The celebration perfectly encapsulates our Product Mission and truly highlights why our meat is special and tastes so delicious – because we focus on celebrating craft and heritage, environmental responsibility, genuine relationships and, above all, great taste!
Since 2005, Bi-Rite and Heritage Foods USA have partnered together to support small family farms that are committed to raising unique breeds of hogs with varied flavors and tastes. All August long we will be highlighting center-cut pork chops from breeds like the Tamworth (lean with incredible tenderness and flavor), Old Spot (creamy and fruity with a high fat ratio), Duroc (well-marbled with nut and olive notes), Large Black (firm yet delicate with sweet and savory flavors), Berkshires (exceptional marbling and umami flavor), and my favorite, the Red Wattle (sweet and buttery with an expressive, porky flavor).
So come visit us in the markets meet our butchers and take advantage of this opportunity to experience pork from the breed perspective. Be sure to stop by throughout the month to taste the different varieties and find your new favorite. To quote our friends at Heritage Foods, in order to preserve this amazing breed diversity “you have to eat ‘em to save ‘em!”