Italian Landrace Pigs are, as you would
expect, an Italian variation on Landrace pigs. They are large, have very long
bodies, lop ears, and are white.
Landrace pigs were originally imported
from Denmark after the Second World War. They were selected principally for suitability for the production of Salumi and
prosciutto crudo (
dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked). After the
Large White Italiana, Italian Landrace pigs are the second-most common pig
breed in Italy.