It has more intermuscular fat giving it more flavour than normal pork. The animals are heavier and are nearly one year old when they arrive at the butcher. The pigs are free-range and are fed with cereals that are cultivated in the abbeys fields.
Thanks to this unique collaboration between the Livar herders and abbey Lilbosch in Echt the Livar pig roots about in the abbey gardens of the Cistercian cloister where the piebald pigs saunter in the gardens among the brothers in their black and white habits. Or the other way round. In any event definitely a cloister pig!
In 1999, five pig farmers in Limburg came up with the Livar monastery pig out of dissatisfaction with their work and life at the time. This pig had to distinguish itself in taste, meat quality and animal welfare. After a voyage of discovery through Spain, where the Iberico pig was already widely kept, a strict selection of pig breeds was started in the Netherlands. The final, ultimate crossing was held at Lilbosch Abbey in Echt (Limburg). There the pigs still walk around and are cared for by monks who live at the abbey. Due to the popularity and lack of space at the abbey, Livar now works with seven farms that strive for the environments and working methods as at the abbey as well as possible. Quality and animal welfare are very strictly controlled.
The tasty meat of the Livar monastery pig
Meat of the Livar monastery pig is characterized by the beautiful marbling and ample fat layer on the meat. Flavors are concentrated in fats. The fat between the muscles is released during preparation. Many restaurants have had this beautiful meat on the menu since the beginning. The meat is so beautiful in taste and structure that even the parts that normally go into the minced meat are still used for the most beautiful dishes. The sukade, de Picnic and de Boston Butt are the tastiest examples of this.
Order this delicious meat online
The team members of Beef & Steak went to see for themselves at this beautiful abbey and were very impressed by the working method and passion with which Livar works. That is why you can order meat from the Livar monastery pig in our webshop. Would you like to know more about Livar or one of our other products? Then you can always call (0172) 577 147 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.