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Handcrafted in America

The ambition to create our own prosciutto came from our desire to take the bounty that surrounds us in Iowa to its highest expression. La Quercia is on a mission to provide the foundation for a community of responsible meat eaters through our commitment to sustainable farming and utilizing the whole animal.

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Prioritizing Sustainability

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.

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The food we eat can delight us each day.

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.

Great food is made with the highest quality materials, careful adherence to the best of tradition, and the judicious use of modern tools.

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