Raw Pasture Raised Pork Fat for Lard
Raw, unaltered pork fat from truly pasture raised pigs.
Our pork fat is not bleached, deodorized, hydrogenated or altered. It is the raw, uncured, unsalted fat from the pig, and can be rendered for cooking to make lard, or sliced thin for larding lean cuts of meat or game poultry. Lard makes the best pastry for pies and tarts, and adds excellent flavor as a cooking medium.
2lb average pack
Lard is high in vitamin D and monounsaturated fat. This lost staple takes minimal effort and is a super versatile fat, but it's super important to get your pork fat from truly pasture raised pigs. Learn all about lard and how to render your own:
How to Render Lard (and why you should use it) by The Daring Gourmet
Making Fat: How to Render Lard by Nourished Kitchen
10 Reasons to Bring Lard Back by Empowered Sustenance
ABOUT THE PIGS
In addition to raising our own pigs, we partner with Clear Creek Farm in Spalding, Nebraska. They are raised free range, outside, and given no antibiotics or hormones. They eat a natural omnivore diet of local and seasonal fruits, nuts, vegetables, and certified organic, soy/GMO free grains. Absolutely zero antibiotics, hormones, vaccines or drugs.Pasture/woodland raised
- Diet includes organic non-GMO grains
- Diet includes local organic vegetables
- No corn or soy commercial feeds
- No growth supplements
- No hormones
- No antibiotics
Learn more about our animals.
First time rendering lard! Not hard to do and was so clean and tasty!
Bought a good portion of chicken liver. I love that it is pasture raised. It’s important to me. Also bought pork fat for lard. Feel the same way about that. I like the packaging also.
When I started making more of a sincere effort to support only/mostly local businesses, it dawned on me that the oils I was using for cooking as well as my skincare were far from local items. When I found pork fat in the farm shop here on Primal Pastures' website, I was delighted, and up for the challenge of switching from coconut and other types of plant oils shipped from far and wide, to local animal fats. Not only is this pork fat an amazingly smooth and delicious lard when rendered nice and gently (that I can use in both savory and sweet dishes), but it's become my go-to body oil (which I infuse with various herbs during the rendering process)! It is such a joy to know that even my skincare is now locally produced ♡