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Cinta Senese hogs thrive at Spannocchia

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Jessica Vaughn

CHIUSDINO, Italy- Black and white belted Cinta Senese hogs roam the flower-dotted fields of Spannocchia, an agritourism farm near Siena, Italy, in summertime. The heritage breed was brought back from near extinction in the 1980s by the efforts of the current owners of the estate and other interested parties. These hogs are raised organically until they are two years of age, and then used to produce the farm’s regionally-famous prosciutto products.

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