Caul fat; Leaf fat; Flare Fat, Back Fat – Berkshire Black heritage pig fat

Price: 7.99 ea / per kg
Deposit per order (due now): $3.50

Caul fat (lace fat), back fat, leaf fat (kidney fat, or flare fat) and variants of pork fat have been used in the making of smallgoods for generations. Heritage breed black pigs are specially raised and heralded for their intensely flavourful meat and fat, where conventional farm-raised pigs tend to lack the incredibly tasty fat that heritage breeds have maintained. If you’re a true fan of pork, heritage is worth every succulent bite. 

This product is sold by final weight and may be snap frozen for your convenience. Please order by number of units (1 = one x caul) or kilograms (1 = one kg)

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Collection of this item is available from the Jan Powers Powerhouse Markets on alternate Saturdays. Please contact us to make arrangements for collection. 

Product Details

Buy Berkshire Pork BrisbanePastured, free ranging true heritage breed pork, Berkshire pigs are a rare breed originating from the English county of Berkshire. Herds of the breed are still maintained in England by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust at Aldenham Country Park, Hertfordshire, and by the South of England Rare Breeds Centre in Kent. The Berkshire is listed as vulnerable; as of 2008, fewer than 300 breeding sows were known to exist. Modern Berkshire pigs are almost entirely black, sometimes with white points on the feet, nose, and tail. They are a medium to large breed of pig, short-legged  with prick ears and a relatively short snout with an upturned nose. Berkshire pork, prized for juiciness, flavour and tenderness, is pink-hued and heavily marbled. Its high fat content makes it suitable for both long slow braises and high-temperature cooking.

Pigs graze, live in open paddocks with plenty of room, without feedlots and definitely no indoor confinement. Sows live their entire lives outdoors and give birth outside while being provided protection from the elements and predators.  No fixed sheds or buildings for shelter; rather, movable eco straw bales are used by the pigs for protection from inclement weather.

Buy Berkshire Pork BrisbaneOn their homestead, Grapetree Farm, Berkshires are fully free to roam, wander, nest and forage throughout the 100 acres of rolling green pasture nestled between Toowoomba and Crow’s Nest on the Great Dividing Range.

The Fawckners are fully PROOF certified.  For food service, hospitality, wholesale and retailer product enquiries, please contact us directly: hello@handsourced.com.au.

Grapetree Farm

Emperors Pork

Gordon and Jenie Fawckner - Emperors Pork

The Fawckners raise a limited number of beautiful rare breed Berkshire pigs on their family farm “Grapetree Farm”, situated in the beautiful Hampton region on the Great Dividing range. With over 100 acres of mud wallows, dirt bath, and lush pasture, these piggies have much to explore – and explore they do, given their totally free ranging existence.

The Fawckners manage every step from conception to consumption. Dedicated to a regenerative, sustainable approach to soil health and land management, Gordon, Jen and their 4 children employ a natural approach to farming, yielding a fully chemical free product. No sow stalls, no farrowing crates.

Emperors Pork are PROOF certified.

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