The History of The Berkshire Hog

Berkshire Hog

Did you wonder why the Berkshire is so prized? And so flavorful?

Legend has it that over 300 years ago, Oliver Cromwell's army was the first to discover the breed while in winter quarters just outside the town of Reading in Berkshire County, England. Since then, Berkshire pork (or Kurobuta as the Japanese call it) has been prized by chefs and pork enthusiasts alike for its juiciness, unmistakable flavor, tenderness, and exceptional marbling throughout. This is why Berkshire pork is ranked number one by many agencies in categories such as tenderness and flavor. 

Here at Stone Valley Farm the blood lines of our Berkshire hogs can be traced back to those hogs discovered over 300 years ago. We take pride in being part of such a distinguished heritage as well as keeping the Berkshire breed alive, right here in the heart of California. No matter what cut of our pork you choose, you can taste the quality as a result of our hard work and diligence. Our team is ready to assist with your whole hog, butchered and special cuts, or roaster pig needs.