The berkshire pig, a heritage breed originating in Britain, is one of the oldest identifiable breeds. Berkshires are descended from the pig herd of the British House of Windsor of some 300 years ago. The breed is also known as kurobuta, Japanese for “black pork.” They’re hardy and they perform very well outdoors. Berkshire pork, prized for juiciness, flavour and tenderness, is dark but pink-hued and heavily marbled. Its high fat content makes it suitable for long cooking and high-temperature cooking.