This small, black pig breed is raised in a wild and semi-wild state in the beech and oak forests of the Nebrodi Mountains. It is hardy and frugal, however its population has dropped considerably in recent years. Key to rescuing this breed is promoting its excellent meat, which can be used in many Sicilian cured meat specialties like Salame Felata, Nebrodi salami, capocollo and pancetta.
Production area: Municipalities in the Nebrodi area, Messina, Enna and Catania Provinces
Presidium supported by: Sicilian Region’s Agriculture and Forestry Department
Seasonality: cured pork products available year-round.
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