Gloucester Old Spot hogs are considered one of the world’s rarest breeds, and one of England’s best. These full-blood registered hogs are owned by DeBragga and are raised on a family farm outside of Corning, New York.
Like a beef porterhouse steak, the pork “porter”:features the best of both cuts from the loin: the tender and the strip.
The bone helps this delicious steak cook evenly. The Gloucester Old Spot Porterhouse is great for grilling, or oven roasting. It doesn't get better than this!
DeBragga grows the Gloucester Old Spots out to beyond 10 months of age at slaughter, which is almost double the commodity industry standard. This slow feeding protocol featuring a blend of primarily barley, corn and soy, and in the fall, including apple pumice, creates a very special pork dining experience. In addition, it makes much better return for the farmer, and that’s what we call sustainable. These hogs are farrowed and raised with access to the outdoors at all times, resulting in very little stress on the animal and providing a humane living environment. It offers a much better, fairer return for our farmer.
A layer of luscious fat surrounds the meat which is beautifully marbled, and keeps it tender and juicy during cooking. The flesh is darker, denser and richer in flavor.