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.
Lardo, a traditional Italian cured meat, is made from the “fatback” portion of the animal and is, quite simply, fat from the back that’s been seasoned with coriander, pepper, nutmeg, cloves and bay leaves and cured to perfection. Read More
Pigs must be flying, because this meat comes straight from heaven. Sweet caramelly notes and smooth ribbons of luscious fat infuse this collar cut with deep, silky flavor that melts like a slice of cloud nine on your tongue.