Wedge Oak Farm added several Mangalitsa pigs to the farm. If you aren't familiar with Mangalitsas you can check out write ups by The New York Times and Food Network.
In the Summer of 2011, Wedge Oak Farm traveled to Iowa to buy several Mangalitsa pigs. We returned to Tennessee with wooly pigs that would flourish in Tennessee to make the most deep and intensely flavored pork found in the United States. This hardy, robust and slow growing pig was close to extinction in it's homeland of Hungary. Today, through conservation efforts, the breed has been revived and is also residing in the US and UK.
The prized meat of the Mangalitsa is known to have large amounts of fat throughout the muscle and also surrounding the deep and rich red colored meat. With this slow type of development and growth, it takes almost two times as long for the Mangalitsa to reach the same processing size as any of the other heritage or conventional hogs raised in the US. The slow growth and fat content makes for some of the highest regarded pork in the world... two times the flavor! At Wedge Oak Farm, we are pleased to start making this pork available locally. Currently we have loin chops, shoulder steaks, roasts, boneless hams, belly, tenderloins, leaf lard, jowl, heads, fatback and unseasoned ground pork available for you. Contact us for more information using our contact form found here or call Karen at 615-766-3773.