KUROBUTA PORK CHOPS
Snake River Farms Kurobuta pork chops are exceptionally juicy and full of savory pork flavor. All our pork chops are 100% Berkshire, a heritage breed recognized for abundant marbling and striking pink color. We offer our pork chops in boneless and bone-in varieties, along with unique cuts like the Kurobuta pork porterhouse and tomahawk pork chops.
Kurobuta vs. Berkshire Pork Chops
What are Berkshire pork chops? As it turns out Berkshire is the same heritage breed of hogs used to produce Kurobuta pork chops. Berkshire hogs have been bred and raised in Berkshire County, England for over 300 years. A distinguishing feature of Berkshire vs. other breeds is their distinctive black color. Berkshire hogs were sent as gifts to Japanese emperors in the 1860s. The breed was a hit and demand for this unique pork grew. The name Kurobuta, which means “black hog” in Japanese, was the name used to refer to this special pork.