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!

Read more about Iberico Fresh Pork Meats at the Food Resource Here