Binigarba Spicy Black Pig Sobrasada is one of our great recommendations in terms of sausages and raw meats, and if you are not a lover of spicy we also have an option for you.
Menorca is an island closely linked to the countryside, agriculture and livestock. The production of sausages has always been common in the country houses of Menorca, and today there are still many families who periodically slaughter the pig to take advantage of all its raw material. The king of sausages in Menorca is sobrasada, a reddish sausage that is made from selected parts of the pig that are minced and seasoned with salt, paprika and other spices.
It is characterized by being sheathed inside the intestine of the animal, which is previously cleaned and prepared for this purpose. Once the sausages are finished, they are put to dry or cure until the desired point is obtained.
Generally the sobrasadas tend to be tender or old. The tender sobrasadas are the ones that have a shorter curing time and the old ones the ones that have been curing the longest. Although depending on their size and shape they receive different names and provide different textures.
Binigarba, is a farm located west of the island of Menorca, specifically in Ciutadella. It is located in the center of an area of megalithic monuments near the urban area.
In 1967, the farm began to produce cheese for the industry, being pioneers in the production of curd on the island. Binigarba started with a herd of about twenty cows, today it is already exceeding one hundred and fifty specimens of the Friesian breed. Breed characterized by adaptability in the field and high quality milk production.
The farm also has a pig farm, which feed on the farm’s products, mainly whey and other supplements to balance their diet, such as feed and flour. The production of pork provides some butchers on the island, but it is also used for the production of typical artisanal sausages.
If you like to taste traditional food, Binigarba Spicy Black Pig Sobrasada is definitely something you should taste and enjoy.