Menapii: hand-cut, seasoned mince


You’ve probably heard about our beloved Menapian pig. It roamed the area between the Belgian coast and the river Scheldt about 2000 years ago. This hulking beast was seen as a true delicacy, all the rage among the Romans.

Yet for 2000 long years, the Menapian pig had all but disappeared from the pages of history. That is, until historical sources and the sudden discovery of a trove of untouched bones caught the interest of a handful of ardent pork aficionados. After years of cross-breeding, dietary experiments and scientific research in collaboration with Ghent University, Ruben Brabant and Hendrik Dierendonck managed to bring the breed back to life.

A rich, full-bodied flavour, nicely laced with fat and firmly textured: the Menapian pig not only looks different this time around. It also tastes different. By which we mean better! Its free-range lifestyle and unique diet of lentils and old grain varieties lend the meat its rich complexity.

Coarsely ground mince from our Menapian pigs, with fresh herbs and home-cooked lardo.

The ideal base for a ragout!

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