Mangalitsa pigs (also commonly called Mangalica pigs) are a breed of domestic pig that originated in Hungary. These hair-covered pigs were historically bred by Hungarian farmers for their fatty meat, and ever since they have continued to be a popular pork option around the world!
The Red Mangalitsa pigs are considered a heritage breed – meaning that they were raised by our forefathers dating all the way back to the 1800s. For hundreds of years this beautiful breed was recognized in Europe and was used for their curly hairs, fat, and delicious meat! In 1989, Manga’s were on the brink of extinction, but were rescued by an animal geneticist. Although the breed is back on the animal kingdom map, it is still considered a luxury to many and has even been labelled as the ‘Kobe beef’ of pork products… truly unbeatable!