Known as Mangalitsa, Mangalica or Mangalitza, this is the pig prized for its high fat marbled meat that has been hailed as the 'Kobe beef of pork' and attracted critical acclaim from chefs around the world.
As delicious as it is, tracking down this curly-haired rare breed hog is still somewhat of a challenge, despite its growing popularity.
In response to the huge Facebook interest we had from our initial article introducing the delights of the succulent meat, we've put together a list of some of the farms, shops and restaurants where you can source fresh cuts and charcuterie.
Meanwhile, those wanting to go the whole hog should mark the annual Mangalica Festival Budapest in their diary for three days of celebrations from 18 to 20 March 2022 and anything and everything related to Mangalitsa.
Farms Rearing and Selling Mangalitsa Pork
Winkler Wooly Pigs, California
Pure bred breeding stock and supplies restaurants & charcuterie chefs throughout the state of California & the Western United States.
One of the first herd's to be imported to the US direct from Austria. Ship to CA, NV, UT, AZ, OR, WA, ID, CO, NM, MT, WY, TX, OK
Eltee Mangalitsa's LLC, Nebraska
Online store shipping to Midwest
Rhythm and Roots Farm
A family farm in Ohio.
Beal's Farm, North Chailey
Specialise in the production of British charcuterie made from Mangalitsa pork, a heritage rare breed pig from their own farm.
A selection of restaurants that regularly feature Mangalitsa pork. Check ahead to make sure it's on the menu on the day of your choosing.
The first Michelin starred restaurant in Hungary has regularly featured Mangalitsa pork on the menu since it opened.
Alternative Meats (Shropshire)
Fine Food Specialist (online only), UK
Black pudding and prosciutto Mangalitsa prosciutto
For a whole cured ham leg