A substantial part of the unique taste and the optimal fat-to-lean ratio is in the food.
We are ready to supply venues and chefs that are seeking exceptional quality.
Most pigs in Bali are farmed in terrible enclosures and tight spaces for maximum profit. Our black pigs enjoy roaming freely throughout the farm and have dedicated min. 30m2 per pig to itself.
Pangkal Hitam is well known breed among food connoisseurs and culinary entrepreneurs because its superior taste to its counterparts. However, despite the rich heritage and overall more quality, the Black Balinese Heritage Pig has become increasingly rare to find.
Ever since the emergence of Landrace Pigs in 1970 changed the course of Hog Farming in Bali. Farmers began focussing less on quality and treatment of the pigs and more on growing them as fast as possible for mass commercial use.
While it may seem at first glance that Landrace pigs are more profitable, it has lowered the standard of quality in pork as well as increased the rarity of Pangkal Hitam in the market. Now, Black Heritage Pigs can only be found in remote regions in North Bali such as Karangasem or Buleleng, used mostly for ceremonies rather than everyday consumption.
This pig differs from any other in its unique shape. While it is a bit smaller than typical commercial breeds, it is famously known for its “swayback” with a stomach that will touch the ground if fed well. Beneficially, they also don’t require any commercial feed or antibiotics, preferring a naturally varied diet including worms, insects, soft roots, and nutrient rich grass.
As we are frequently asked;
We don’t sell to Jono’s
they apparently like to mislead customers