Heritage Breed
Kurobuta Pork

Meet the “wagyu of pork”! Kurobuta is heirloom pork selected for its succulent, juicy texture and exquisite flavor that’s slightly sweeter than conventional pork. Also called Berkshire, this breed originated in England over 200 years ago and later became the favorite of the emperor of Japan.


If you see it called both Kurobuta and Berkshire, know that they’re the same thing!

What makes True Story Kurobuta pork special?

True Story is seriously committed to maintaining the authenticity of heirloom Kurobuta. We created our program in order to preserve old line, heritage pigs selected for elite quality. And we don’t cut corners when it comes to the welfare of our animals: the combination of breed and feed, plus tender loving care on our small family farms, is what makes True Story Kurobuta pork so special. Learn more about our farms.

A Chef Favorite

This world-renowned heritage breed is a favorite of chefs for its flavorful, slightly sweet taste and abundant marbling.

Not the other white meat!

Finely dispersed fat keeps Kurobuta pork juicy, even when cooked at high temperatures, while its higher pH content gives it its rosy color.

Clean vegetarian feed & outdoor access

We feed our pigs a diet of all-natural grains and grasses in addition to what they forage outside.

No antibiotics ever

We never use antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants, just as we never use artificial flavors, nitrites or nitrates, or other preservatives in our products.

Crafted with care

True Story fresh Kurobuta cuts are available in select restaurants, grocery stores and, soon, straight to your door! All you need to add is salt, pepper and sizzle for an extraordinary eating experience.

Our Kurobuta bacon and sausages honor the delicious essence of Kurobuta pork, pairing them with flavors like real Applewood smoke and premium ingredients like fresh peppers, Parmesan cheese and white truffle oil.

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