Le Porc Noir de Bigorre
In 1981, while threatened with extinction, the Noir de Bigorre (black pig) could be saved by a handful of breeders who strongly wished to preserve this symbol of their culture.
It is in the Bigorre region, in the heart of the Pyrenees mountains, where these pigs are well-cared under severely controlled terms and conditions, in vast pastures, and fed with cereals and various peas.
They offer a melting and coloured meat, which will give flavourful hams once the 20-months minimum curing process is complete. Thanks to their new protected denominations, the AOC “Noir de Bigorre Ham” and the AOC “Noir de Bigorre Pork”, ), these products now enjoy a deserved recognition !