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Mangalitsa Pork Leaf Lard (Fat) - 3 pounds - Iowa
From the Mangalitsa Pig - US
Price includes shipping to most locations: Additional shipping charges for hot temperatures and some locations. This leaf lard is an oil, not a solid. In warm weather it can show up like a thick oil. Just freeze or refrigerate. This Mangalitsa Pork Leaf Lard is a rendered product. 

Local Seattle Price - $48.00 (Store pick up only - please call to find out if we have any in stock before stopping by. No other discounts apply.) 

Supplies limited to what is on hand. Made continuously.

Orders received after Monday will be applied to the following weeks shipment. Limited to what supplies are on hand. 

From the newsletter .....

"A long time ago, in a kitchen memory far, far away...

It is a period of civil unrest.

The Empire and its spaceships are striking

from behind a wall of media, having won

their first victory against

the evil transfat.

During the next attack, Chef's

sous' have managed to steal across

enemy lines, dodging the salt-free zone

by riding on a mysterious hairy hog,

which has enough taste

to change an entire planet.

Pursued by the Empire's

sinister Doctors, Princess

Lesa races home aboard her

hog, custodian of the

lard that can save her

pie and restore

freedom to the kitchen.

When I was growing up, we used to compare apple pies. Back then, it seemed that there were apple orchards scattered all over the place. We would debate over which orchard had the best pickings, and which variety of apples made the best pies, and in the end, it always came down to the crust. The apples were a great addition, but it was the crust that made the pie.

Now, it wasn't like we made the pies ourselves, mind you.
It was our moms or our grandmothers who made the pies that we took to bragging about. Since my high school serviced two towns together, a bit of a natural rivalry was always present. In my small circle of friends from my hometown, those that had tried my mom's pie said it was the best. From the other town, everyone said that Peg's grandmother's pie was surely better.

So, it came down to sharing and trying... a pie duel, as it were, scheduled for high noon in the lunchroom. I begged my mom to make a pie, and like all unreasonable requests from teenage children, it is often more painful to say, "no" than to do what was asked. So, an apple pie I got.

The big day came and lunchtime arrived. We stole into an empty classroom and I proudly produced my mom's amazing apple pie. Peg, on the other hand, wimped out (...figures!) and brought nothing. But just the same, everyone had a piece, and Peg even admitted that my mom's pie was the best.

Peg, if you're reading, I will put my pie against your pie any day, because "I" have the secret ingredient...

Mangalitsa Pork Leaf Lard

There is much chewing over the fat, these days. Which lard is best and where on the pig the lard comes from is just one of those debates. Leaf lard, from the kidney and loin area of the pig, is traditionally believed to be the best. However, from what we have tasted, the variety of the pig seems to be more important than where the lard comes from. The lard from the pig known as The Mangalitsa is full of flavor, and always dissolves into a miracle-flavored "drug" whenever you bake or cook with it.

At first you may say, "I can't taste it, no piggy here." But, then you realize that the light and flaky feel of the crust must be a result of the fabulous fat.

So, our special of the week is Mangalitsa Pork Leaf Lard. To help grease the skids - make the keyboard a little smoother and the mouse a little easier to click - as you cruise around our new site we have an introductory price for this amazing product that you might not have seen, or even used, for 30 years...

Four (4) pounds of yummy leaf lard oil (Supplies are limited, so one bucket per person, please).  

Four pounds of this pork lard oil is enough to share, make a bunch of pies, make as many delicious biscuits as you have time to eat, and fry a few dozen eggs after that... Or, keep it frozen always ready at the hand...shipping is included in the price. Scoop the fat and smell the bacon! 
Note about the labeling of this product:
The leaf lard oil comes in a white tub containing approximately 4 pounds of refined Mangalitsa Pork Lard. Because of USDA rules, the processing company and farmer,, are not able to put the pig breed on the label. Additionally, they are not able to state that it is "rendered", as that word is not on the USDA's approved list of descriptors. Instead, they use the word, "refined". If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Keywords: Mangalitsa, lard, leaf lard, rendered, Wooly Pig, apple pie, pie crust


Average Rating:
(based on 4 reviews)
This is awesome stuff - the new butter
So, I made scrambled eggs because that's what someone asked me to do. I don't like scrambled eggs .... they always look crumbly. Well, I thought this was a good chance to use the lard. A teaspoon in the pan, 4 eggs and no sticking, beautiful smooth looking eggs. None of the "bacon" smell came out in the eggs.
Finger-Licking Good
My bucket of lard just arrived, I stuck my finger in it and then I stuck that finger in my mouth - and I can assure you I will never be without a bucket of that lard again. It tasted like the lard I spread on my crusty rye bread as a little girl in Germany. May mother rendered it every year from the pigs we raised and butchered.
by Kate
Good stuff
Very pure, no nasty scents like some of the 'grocery store' lard. Heats up evenly and fast. No one should have to do without this wonderful product!
by Diane