La Quercia was founded by Herb and Kathy Eckhouse more than a decade ago, and today it is one of the leading producers of artisan American cured meats. Based outside of Des Moines, Iowa, we prioritize sustainability in our sourcing, operations and packaging as well as for our people. La Quercia’s meats contain no added nitrates or nitrites and are made from non-confinement pork raised humanely without antibiotics