The proof of the pudding is in the eating …

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

This being a very old proverb, dating back to the 14th Century, it is doubtful a pudding would have been a delicious sticky toffee substance but more of a savoury dish and, in fact from my research, could have been some sort of sausage?!

So our week of tasting and testing Iberico burgers, sausages, meatballs and ribs could rightly fit the description of pudding!

On this beautiful cold, crisp morning I contemplate how our week of Iberico tasting has gone.

I’ve eaten and cooked lots of pork, it being a family favourite, since the days of my father coming home with seven (I’m part of a large family) pork chops for dinner. The perk of being from a family of high class butchers is that we got to taste and eat good meat and was frequently told “always shop for good sausages.”

So, with this in mind we were all keen to see what all the fuss is about with Iberico fresh pork.

We began our tastings with a “hamburger”, not as we know it, but a real “hamburger”made with Iberico pork which tasted great and (I am told) is also good for me.  Due to the strict feeding controls Iberico pork has high levels of oleic acid, normally found in olive oil and therefore ticks the healthy Mediterranean diet concept we hear so much about.  This is great news, a healthy burger to meet the demands of the expanding burger market. We loved it and the children did too!

Iberico pork has a distinctive taste and cooks and eats well. For pork fans, this is the one to try.

The meatballs cooked beautifully, the sausages had a continental twist, well after all they are from Spain and the marinated ribs were tasty.  We are now looking forward to tasting some of the popular cuts and for me, I can’t wait to taste the tenderloin!

So, going back to how I started …. The proof …. is in the eating!

I thought I knew how pork tastes, but Iberico is in a different realm altogether and I am pleased I took the plunge to challenge my taste buds with a different sort of pork!

If you would like to check out the pudding … please call Mandy at The Food Resource on 07715 104936 and say Iberico please!

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Iberico Fresh Pork Meats

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

Iberico is to pork what Wagyu is to beef …

The Food Resource is pleased to now be selling a range of Iberico Fresh Pork Meats.



From the finest black Iberian pigs, fed on natural feeds we are pleased to launch a great affordable range of Iberico Fresh Pork and frozen Iberico pork.

We offer full traceability from the field to the plate with an emphasis on animal welfare that allows us to provide Iberico all year round.

Iberico meats are renowned for their quality and taste and are also recognised for their cholesterol friendly benefits, as well as high oleic acid content due to the breed. Using the CEBO method of feeding we can confirm that due to strict regulation of genetics, breeding and feed the oleic acid benefits are found to be as good as RECEBO.

With an emphasis on the importance of The Mediterranean Diet we can offer healthy, yet tasty iberico fresh pork to suit all recipes.

With the benefits of adding olive oil to our daily diet and eating more vegetables and fruit, we can now add Iberico pork knowing that it contains monounsaturated fatty acids and good levels of oleic acid.  From research this has shown can reduce the levels of harmful or bad cholesterol.

Iberico also contains high levels of protein and is rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12, niacin, folic acid, zinc and iron.

There are three types of Iberico pork:

Bellota – fed on acorns and pasture outside.  Only available a few months of the year.

Recebo – fed on acorns and pasture plus natural feeds.

Cebo – fed on natural feeds, and outside a minimum time

Our range includes:

Iberico burgers

Iberico meatballs

Iberico sausages

Iberico Belly Rib Strips

Iberico bone/boneless loin

Iberico collar

Iberico half loin

Iberico tenderloin

Iberico spareribs

Available both fresh and frozen

Please call Mandy Collins for further information 07715 104936 or Contact Us Here

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Spanish Healthy Cured Sausage

Posted on Aug 23, 2011

Healthy Cured Sausage – New to the UK Market

These sausages are produced by a family firm in Spain run by the fourth generation. Operating from a brand new factory with IFS and BRC certifications, using traditional methods, they have launched a product that will appeal to the health conscious, producing cured sausages are lighter in fat with less calories. This enables Chorizo to be offered to those concerned with healthier eating and/or dietary requirements.



  • No preservatives – only natural ingredients, free from preservatives
  • No colorants – no additional colourings used
  • Gluten free – suitable for coeliacs
  • Made using olive oil – a healthy alternative
  • Allergens free – free from the most common allergens



Pork Chorizo 170g

Pork fuet 170g

Turkey Chorizo Sausage 200g

Turkey Fuet Extra 200g

Shelf life: 150 days

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Posted on Aug 22, 2011

If you are looking for something new to offer as a snack to your customers, maybe Spanish churros might be an idea?

A churros, sometimes referred to as a Spanish doughnut, is a fried-dough pastry snack. Churros are usually fried until they become crunchy and may be sprinkled with sugar.

The Food Resource company are able to supply a range of frozen churros in a variety of sizes. We would be happy to discuss this product with you.


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Cured Meats

Posted on Aug 22, 2011

The Food Resource Company is offering a full range of Spanish cured meats, with our diced chorizo proving popular at the moment. We are able to offer a delightful range of tapas meats suitable for the picnic/takeaway market along with the usual selection of Serrano ham – sliced & whole, Chorizo, Salchichon and Fuet.

There are many formats and packaging options to choose from including the NEW LOW FAT variety.

Should you have an idea for your own chorizo, please contact us and we will be happy to quote for your own recipe!

We are also offering a full range of Spanish Halal cured meats.


Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


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