Living up to its reputation…

by David

…our Mule foot pigs are sometimes called “the ham breed” and now we know why.

Thistlehill Farm Ham
Photo by Curt Humphreys

Curt topped the ham with chutney and cloves and the family pronounced the results excellent.

In Spain this would be called an Ibérico ham…a great delicacy at $400 or more. There they fatten on acorns and while we can’t claim that, by coincidence there were acorns on the ground in the pasture as these pigs matured.

Flavor is, after all, less a function of genetics than feed. But it was this we were aiming for when we selected the Mule foot pig!