La Tienda in the Press
- June 23, 2009
Curly Haired Snow Pig Rescued from Extinction: Ham Eaters Rejoice
Toano, VA (PRWEB) June 23, 2009 -- At the end of the twentieth century, the Mangalica (mahn-gah-lee-kah) pig from the steppes of Hungary faced extinction due to the ravages of two world wars and the industrialization of meat production. In 1991, Juan Vicente Olmos, a leading figure in the production of ham in Spain, sought out and purchased the remaining breeding stock of this venerable breed to avert this disaster. He recognized that the Mangalica was genetically similar to the iconic Cerdo Ibérico of Spain, source of Europe’s finest ham.