Beautiful hogs make beautiful bacon, and that statement couldn’t be more true when describing Maialino Bacon made by Oregon company, Tellurian. They source the meat for their bacon from heritage breed hogs raised by local farmers.
I had the pleasure of tasting two of their bacons recently – Red Wattle and Duroc.
The marbling on the Red Wattle bacon was incredible – thick and juicy, significantly more fat than lean, meant to be enjoyed on its own, best not over-cooked. The smoke really comes through on this bacon. This is the kind of bacon that I crave for breakfast.
For more balance between lean and fat, Duroc is the perfect bacon, particularly if you prefer your strips on the crispy side. This is also a great bacon for using in other combinations — it would make a particularly good BLT.
If you’re in the market for a good artisanal bacon to impress your family and friends, you can’t go wrong with Tellurian. Visit their website at www.tellurianepicurean.com.