Whether you spell it Mangalitsa, Mangalica, Mangalitza, or (as this article does) Mangalista, this pig is cool.

This weekend we’re going to have a lot of porky fun teaching folks how to process a Mangalitsa hog at home.  More info on this at Anyone Can Farm.  This article is a cool story on the history of this breed of pig and the things that we love about it.

Mangalitsa pigs in winter.

 

Purebred Swallow belly Mangalitsa: striped as a baby, grizzled muzzle, floppy ears, curly tail, shoulder height, tail length, has a skull morphology, dark coloration, black bristle tip coloration. Feral?

Mangalista pigs: Kobe beef of pork

https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/mangalista-pigs-kobe-beef-of-pork/