Leaf Fat (for lard), 6-8 lb. Pack (Avg. 7 lbs.)

Leaf Fat (for lard), 6-8 lb. Pack (Avg. 7 lbs.)

Wrapped and vacuum sealed in a 6-8 lb. unit
$8.00/lb. Avg. 7 lb.
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LEAF FAT

Leaf fat comes from the body cavity of the pig, not under the skin like backfat. Bakers and pastry chefs love it because it doesn’t have a “porky” flavor like you sometimes find in backfat. It’s nearly impossible to grind, so it’s packaged just like it comes out of the pig, ready for rendering into leaf lard.

You can’t find a better shortening for baking than Iberico leaf lard. Pastry chefs love it, not just because of the great taste it gives their pastries. It makes those pastries incredibly flaky.

The fat from these pastured Iberico pigs is unique and special. It is very high in healthy mono-unsaturated oleic fatty acid, the same one found in olive oil. Our pasturing system enhances the omega-3 fatty acid and anti-oxidant (like Vitamin E) content of the pig’s fat. It’s ideal for making a homemade leaf lard that is guaranteed to take your baking up a notch or two. (Click on our “Fat” page.) 

Oxygen, light, and bacterial action are the enemies of fat. They will increase oxidation and rancidity. So keep your leaf fat sealed, protected from light exposure, and frozen hard until you are ready to use it.

Product Details

  • From purebred Iberico pigs naturally raised outdoors on our U.S. family farm with no antibiotics or hormones.
  • Slow grown on high quality pastures to boost anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids; supplemented on grazing with a limited ration of non-GMO cereal grains and high oleic sunflowers to mimic the acorn feeding for which the Iberico pig is famous.
  • Packaged in convenient portion and package sizes.
  • Frozen hard; should maintain good eating quality for 4 to 6 months in your freezer. (Safe indefinitely while frozen.)
  • Order is packed in heavy duty 1-1/2 in. Styrofoam cooler for shipping and should arrive frozen or very cold to the touch.
  • Ships UPS ground within our 1-3 day delivery zones for a flat $29 fee. (See our Shipping & Billing Policy.)

"We hope you enjoy this farm-to-table, nose-to-tail, slow food eating experience from our family farm."