Inspired by the regional cured hams of Europe, Tails & Trotters is the Pacific Northwest’s first signature pork producer developed from pork finished on local hazelnuts. Tails & Trotters pork is mirrored after the famed Jamon Iberico from Spain; crafted from the Pata Negra, or black-footed Iberian pigs who roam the oak groves of south and southwest Spain feasting on acorns. Using the resources of this region, co-owner and founder Aaron Silverman substituted hazelnuts for acorns and the result was the development of a distinctive variety of Pacific Northwest prosciutto.
Tails & Trotters pork can be found in stores and restaurants nationwide. Their flagship store, located in Northeast Portland provides customers with everything from holiday hams to sweet Italian sausage and even ground pork for the home cook, plus delicious sandwiches available for lunch. Come in and see the prosciuttos hanging as they age to perfection, just as they do in neighborhood butcher shops in Europe.