Suckling pigs are piglets between the ages of 2 and 6 weeks that are still being fed or "suckled" with their mother's milk.
The piglets are widely known as a culinary delight and can be prepared over open flame on a roasting spit, grilled or baked in an oven. The small pig is cooked whole and carved, much like a Thanksgiving turkey.
Exotic Meat Market offers fresh and frozen suckling pig grown in California. Cooking suckling pig is more than a meal, it’s an event to roast a suckling pig.
Oftentimes the pig is roasted in a wood-burning oven or outdoors, making it infeasible for most people. Suckling pig has a more distinct pork flavor than most commercial pork cuts, and the taste can take some getting used to.
A NOTE ABOUT HOW WE SHIP OUR SUCKLING PIGS: To ensure the freshness of our Fresh and Frozen Suckling pigs, we pack them with "Blue Ice for FRESH" and "Dry Ice for FROZEN" and send them NEXT DAY AIR only. That costs a bit more, but I know you'll agree it's worth it.