Kurobuta pork equivalent of a beef prime rib roast. Kurobuta hams have a passionate following. Just one bite and you'll understand why. Rich in flavor with a hint of smoke and a touch of sweetness, these are not like any other ham or pork meats. The secret to success is using a signature family cure and smoking over real hardwood. Gourmet hams start with Kurobuta pork that is highly marbled and dark pink in color. The Kurobuta pork cuts have the bone for a traditional appearance, wonderful flavor, and are the perfect start to the post-dinner split pea soup. The Kurobuta hams and pork consistently receive top scores in artisan ham comparisons and are frequently featured by celebrity chefs and culinary experts during the holidays. Kurobuta is the Japanese term for *black hog* and refers to animals of the Berkshire variety, a heritage breed. Kurobuta pork is highly marbled with a beautiful dark color, firm texture, and naturally delicious flavor. The animals are treated humanely and are raised on small family farms without hormones using a natural slow feed process.