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Nagano Pork: A Meat to Discover

You are well aware of what pork meat is, it’s a no-brainer. But what about Nagano pork?

Nagano pork is a special breed of pork originating from Monteregie, in the province of Quebec at the end of the ‘90s.

Why is it called Nagano?

Its breeding is mainly inspired by Japanese techniques, and at the time, everyone was talking about the 1998 Nagano Olympic Games, in Japan. So, they decided this was going to be the perfect and easy-to-say name for this new pork meat.

What are the breeding conditions?

You might know this; Japan is renowned for its rigorous breeding conditions. The perfect example is Kobe beef. These Japanese cattle are raised in a special environment – massages, classical music, no-stress habitat, strict diet – in order to produce the most tender meat possible.

Nagano pork farmers also use very rigorous techniques.

  • Optimal cross-breeding: which results of a fatter well-marbled meat.
  • Precise and standardized diet program: this pork is fed with only the best grains (wheat, barley, corn, soya), ractopamine-free.
  • Stress reduction: Farms are close to reduce transport (which also reduces carbon footprint), transport with controlled temperature for their comfort and welfare, drizzle before slaughter, etc.
  • Rigorous slaughter methods: warm skinning, health regulations and cold chain control exceeding Canadian standards, handmade cuts, etc.

Why is it so good?

  • Tender (stress-free environment)
  • Juicy (better moisture retention)
  • Flavourful
  • Grain-fed
  • Fatter meat, well-marbled


All of these elements above help to get an exceptional quality pork meat, probably the best pork meat you will ever eat. It practically melts in your mouth.

So, don’t wait and purchase our Nagano pork products right now!

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