From Britain to Japan: The Famous Berkshire Pigs
Berkshire pigs originated in Britain and are also know by their Japanese name; Kurobuta. Known for their succulent marbling and their intense flavor, Berkshire pork is in demand due to it’s unique flavor and darker color.
First noted in the stories of British army exploits nearly 300 years ago, the humble Berkshire pig has, like many of our foods today, traced a long and storied trail before ending up on our plates. After the Berkshire hogs were gifted to Japan by British diplomats in the 1800’s, a pure breed was developed now called Kurobuta. So, we can see this little piggy has had to exhibit patience in the extreme to survive as a breed long enough to be discovered by gourmands and heritage breeders.