Local Pork Chops by Smoky Mountain Mangalitsa
Pasture-Raised in Waynesville, NC
A generous 2 inch thick cut!
An extremely unique, hard to find pork with a true melt-in-your-mouth quality due to a significantly different fat composition!
Mangalitsa is a heritage breed that was nearly extinct as recently as 1997. This curly haired pig takes 18 months to develop, compared to only 5 or 6 months for the more conventional meat breeds. Catherine at Smoky Mountain is raising her pigs in a pasture rotation system, with room to roam and wallow, and fresh spring water to drink. Her pigs are fed only non-GMO feed. These factors contribute to why Mangalitsa is more expensive than other pork -- but the marbling and flavor are absolutely worth the cost!
Priced per Chop - average approximately 0.7 lbs each