The rich fat from our Pasture-Raised Mangalitsa Pork is softer and has a much lower melting temperature than fat from conventional pork. Mangalitsa Pork Fat is raw uncured unsalted and can be rendered for cooking to make lard or sliced thin for larding lean cuts of meat game or poultry. Lard makes the best pastry for pies and tarts and adds excellent flavor as a cooking medium. The Mangalitsa Pork Fat is delicate and has a mild taste without any porky flavor. It is prized by bakers and cooks for its clean flavor and the incredible results it imparts to baked goods and other dishes. Though lard or pork fat used to be the cooking oil of choice it fell out of favor as “healthy eating” movements claimed that animal fats were fattening and unhealthy. However recent evidence indicates that animal fats are higher in healthy fat and other beneficial compounds and are a more wholesome choice than hydrogenated vegetable fats and shortenings. Create old-fashioned pie crusts donuts biscuits and cakes with unbeatable flavor by substituting our Mangalitsa Pork Fat for shortening in your recipes! It’s a great way to reconnect with traditional recipes and forgotten food ways while producing delicious treats. This fat is professionally rendered to guarantee quality and mild flavor that’s perfect for baking frying searing or simply slathering over toast with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for a deliciously indulgent snack!