Kurobuta Pork is the most highly prized pork in Japan and comes from the ancient breed of pig known as Black Berkshire. The meat from the pure oriental strains of Black Berkshire, found in Japan, is regarded as the highest quality pork in the world.
This amazing breed of pig is one of the oldest breeds known to exist. Its origins trace back to Reading in England and Berkshire became the favored breed of the English royalty. The royal family at Windsor Castle maintained a large herd of Black Berkshire, (smart people those royals) and the strains of the breed now found in Japan, trace back to a gift from the English royals.
Indeed no breed of pig has been more influential in the development of modern breeds than the Berkshire. In fact, our clever scientists and breeders have done a remarkable job in the development of the modern pig by incorporating the many great attributes of the Berkshire. There has been one slight oversight however; they forgot about the Taste!! And the one thing that the Berkshire was most famous for was its taste, which is quite unlike that of modern pork.
It is difficult to describe the taste of Black Berkshire. The combination of a sweet, rich flavor, its delicate texture and an unbelievable level of juiciness will really have you scratching your head to convince yourself that it is pork. However, the good thing is that now, thanks to the involvement of 1800Steaks.Com, you too can enjoy the wonderful experience of Kurobuta pork.