CRAFTED IN IOWA
The ambition to create our own prosciutto in 2005 came from our desire to take the bounty that surrounds us in Iowa to its highest expression.
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Based outside of Des Moines, Iowa, La Quercia (pronounced La Kwair-cha) was founded by Herb and Kathy Eckhouse in 2005. Today we are one of the leading producers of artisan American cured meats prioritizing sustainability in all aspects of our business. La Quercia meats are made from non-confinement pork raised humanely without antibiotics.
Great food is more than great taste. It is healthful, nutritious, and pleasurable. Great food satisfies the senses and the body, the emotions and the mind. It is part of a responsible food system that sustains not just you but the producers, farmers, artisans, suppliers, restaurants and stores who support their communities and respect the environment.