It is a common thought associating the nduja calabrese
to an extremely strong and hot taste: this is absolutely wrong.
If the nduja you’ve tried in the past had merely an hot connotation it is a sign of low quality, as the spiciness has to be balanced in order to exalt the other tastes and not being above them.
The 'Nduja of black pig - Consorzio Nero di Calabria
is without any doubts at an unattainable level for the others, the reasons are mainly two.
The starting raw material comes from the Calabrian black pig, a local specie free range bred endowed with great taste and organoleptic properties.
The meats of this pork variety give a softness both in taste and consistency, that is not possible to find in products derived from other porks meats.
The other motivation is the perfect balance of spices and red hot chili pepper, which gives a pleasant hot note, exhaling the black pig natural taste without covering it.
Perfect as an appetizer on toasted bread, in a pasta sauce to give it a sprint or on a pizza paired with some gorgonzola