La Quercia, LLC

Type: Meat Locker

Produces: Cured Pork

Location: Norwalk, IA

Miles from Coop: 128

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"When you come back to Iowa from a strange place [Italy, in this case], you’re struck by the bounty and the beauty,”

Herb notes.

“We felt like we weren’t making much of that great resource.”

Herb & Kathy set out to elevate humanely raised Iowa pork to a top-class Italian delicacy, and they’ve done just that.

Per Iron Chef Judge & food critic Jeffrey Steingarten, La Quercia’s is “The best American or imported prosciutto I’ve ever tasted.”

Products available in store and online. Limited selection online.
 

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