The Iberico pig, commonly known as “pata negra” (or “black hoof”), is the direct descendant of the wild boars who roamed long ago across the Mediterranean. Actually, there are stone statues resembling our pigs dating back to the Roman Empire. Throughout history other countries bred pigs with different proportions, until the Iberico pig completely disappeared from the rest of Europe, being found today only within the Iberian Peninsula.
The dehesa, unique ecosystem of the iberian peninsula
The Dehesa is a mediterranean forest full of oak trees, herbs and leguminous plants, the perfect habitat for the iberico pig. This forest, found only in Spain, is the iberico pork paradise.