Acorn Tamworth Spallacia
Sweet and nutty, with a spectacular richness
Tamworth (heritage breed)
These hogs spend their last three months foraging an Ozark Mountain hillside where acorns and hickory nuts make up an estimated 65-70% of their diet. Before this, they were pasture-raised on the same farm. More info.
Russ Kremer, Osage County, Missouri
Shoulder or "Spallacia"
Pork, Sea Salt
Shoulder with shoulder blade removed
Slice thin and savor with sparkling wine
Something delicate that compliments, refreshes, and does not compete with the rich flavor of the Spallacia. A dry, crisp Prosecco, Cava, or minerally Champagne.
"[Acorn Spallacia is the] best thing [I've] eaten in past 2 years."
—Benjamin Wallach, Chefs Warehouse NYC
"One bite of Tamworth and you'll wonder how it ever fell out of favor. Its texture is succulent, soft. The meat looks just a little pinker than most and golden, luscious fat holds it all in place. The flavor is unmistakable and dominated by sweetness with hints of burnt sugar or caramel."— Zingerman's Mail Order