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La Quercia
Acorn Tamworth Spallacia

Who knows what magic lurks within an acorn? The magicians at Iowa’s La Quercia must, because they are spinning porcine gold out of acorn-fed Tamworth pigs. The Acorn Tamworth Spallacia is a rosy red, well-marbled, pork shoulder masterpiece. The thin slices can be enjoyed as they are or used in recipes to replace prosciutto to dress up appetizers, soups and sauces. Wrap thin slices around cubed melon and to fully cast the spell, wash a bite down with bubbly prosecco or champagne.

Tamworth pigs are characterized by their bristly red hair and bulky build, which translates into meat that’s golden, tender and perfect for bacon. The meat maestros at La Quercia saw more than one horizon, so didn’t stop with their crazy good Tamworth Bacon; they’ve gone in several delicious directions.

Just the facts

Country USA
Maker La Quercia
Size 4 ounces
Region Iowa
Meet The Maker

How did a family in Norwalk, Iowa come to produce some of the best cured meats in the world? It started with tradition: After three and a half years in Parma, Italy, Herb and Kathy Eckhouse brought classic techniques back home to create their signature salumi, something they say “expresses our appreciation for the beauty and bounty of Iowa”. Adding responsible sourcing and sustainability to the recipe means that their products don’t just taste great, they’re also produced with the highest standards and best quality ingredients around.

To help more people get a bite of the good stuff, we now offer the full La Quercia line as well as curated selections that will make any meat lover squeal with delight.

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