Berkshire, also known as kurobuta, is a breed of pork with mild, flavorful meat and exceptionally good marbling. It is an European heritage breed that has become one of the most popular meats in Japan. Berkshire has a rich flavor and umami with a delicate sweetness that makes it suitable for all cooking methods. Ground pork is flavorful and juicy due to having the perfect ratio of lean meat to fat. It is perfect for making a variety of dishes from tantan ramen to meatballs to dumplings.