Forever Cheese has partnered with one of the top producers of Ibérico meats in Spain to bring you purebred Ibérico meats under the Dehesa Cordobesa® label. The purebred pigs are all born and raised by their farmers.
While by law only 50-75% of the pig must be Ibérico breed to use “Ibérico” in the name and while most producers raise pigs or cure the meats using pigs which are mixed breed, COVAP raises mainly 100% purebred Ibérico pigs and uses only 100% purebred pigs to produce Dehesa Cordobesa® products.
The pigs roam on almost one million acres of Dehesa (acorn tree forest) in the Valley of the Pedroches in the province of Córdoba, Spain. Each pig has almost 2 acres to itself and feasts on acorns from Encina Oak trees, which are considered to be the sweetest in Spain.
All Dehesa Cordobesa® products are Puro de Bellota, which means the 100% purebred Ibérico pigs finish their lives eating acorns until they reach the correct weight for slaughter (min 3-4 months). The fat in the meat is high in oleic acid and Omega-3 fatty acids, both thought to help decrease bad cholesterol.