Lady Goose‚'Nduja is a spreadable pork salame with Calabrian peppers and sweet pimenton, the perfect vehicle for the subtle sweetness and the buttery richness of Lady Edison heritage pork. Lady Edison's animal welfare approved raw pork from North Carolina is shipped to Smoking Goose in Indianapolis where the magic happens. The collaboration results in an unctuous pork spread with a kick. Create a cheese ball with cream cheese and finely diced red bell peppers or crumble and fry to spice up your favorite weeknight pasta dish.
Sam Suchoff of Lady Edison does his part to save small NC family hog farms. In 2019, Philosophy Foods founders, David Yourd and Karrie Kimble partnered in the Lady Edison ham project. North Carolina is the 2nd largest hog producing state, dominated by factory commodity pork. Independent family farms are disappearing at an alarming rate and Sam has been there to help. Lady Edison purchases whole hogs weekly from an Animal Welfare Approved cooperative called the NC Natural Hog Growers Association headed by Jeremiah Jones. This consistent usage at fair prices helps the 13 families in the cooperative raise heritage hogs in a humane manner while maintaining their family farms. The curing cuts are turned into traditional country hams and charcuterie while Sam sells the raw pork to local Carolina restaurants including his own, ‚The Pig‚ in Chapel Hill. Supporting Lady Edison means a lot more than buying some of the best cured meat in the country. It also preserves the tradition of family farms and the country hams of North Carolina.