The Caserta black pig is one of the native pig breeds which, forgotten following the advent of pink pigs and their supremacy in the markets, risked extinction until it almost disappeared. Today, thanks to the farsighted work of some breeders and consortia, this particular breed, even if not completely out of danger, can be said to be in a clear recovery.
The Caserta black pig is a typically Italian animal, widespread in Campania and Lower Lazio before the Second World War. Its meat, different from that of normal pigs, above all due to the type of breeding, conducted in the wild, which allows black pigs to have a more natural diet and life. This particular treatment benefits the meat, and with a more dietetic fat, a true all-Italian delicacy.