Pesto Bianco is a savory Lardo spread that begins with delicious cured fat from La Quercia’s prosciutto – a rich and creamy fat from vegetarian fed, antibiotic-free and family-farm raised hogs. The 9-12 month aged lardo is blended with sea salt, black pepper, rosemary, and red chili flake. The Pesto Bianco can be used in place of shortening in biscuits or tart crust; melted over a juicy steak or rubbed on chicken before roasting; stirred into warm pasta; or simply spread over warm bread.
Ingredients: Cured pork fat, rosemary, peppercorn, garlic and red chili.
We started La Quercia to create premium quality American prosciutto, then applied what we learned to other cuts of pork. Our appreciation for cured meats grew out of the three and a half years we lived in Parma, Italy, prosciutto's area of origin, where we saw how the careful treatment of fine materials resulted in an accessible, sublime and entirely regional cuisine. Our ambition to create our own prosciutto came from our desire to take the bounty that surrounds us in Iowa to its highest expression. We seek to contribute to the growth of premium artisan-made American foods by offering unique dry cured meats of the finest quality.Read more