Streaky bacon comes from the pork belly. It has long alternating layers of fat and muscle running parallel to the rind. The extra fat and rind make it perfect for anyone who loves their bacon crispy, and its equally good as an ingredient for covering/wrapping roasts and chopping into sauces, stews, casseroles and pies.
At Castlescreen we hand cure all our own bacon before drying and slicing as thick cut rind-on rashers. The result is bacon with a flavour and texture unlike anything else. You wont find any water or white residue in the pan when you cook our bacon, and the rasher will keep its shape rather than shrivelling away to nothing.
Castlescreen Pigs are raised outside in Spring/Summer free to forage and fulfil their natural instincts, on land FREE FROM any artificial fertilisers or pesticides.. We raise Duroc pigs which do not have the high fat covering of rare breed pigs, so for their own comfort in very cold weather they are kept indoors in very large sheds. The Duroc breed of pig is famous worldwide as the breed of choice for Parma and Serrano ham, due to the marbling and natural sweetness of the meat. Their free range diet produces flavourful fats that are healthier and meat that is naturally high in valuable nutrients.