Pork lard is an ancient product. It came from Italy. It was there 3000 years ago that the first case of using lard in the nutrition of slaves was recorded. It gave power to the people who worked in marble quarries.
The most famous brands of Italian lard are “Lardo di Colonnata” and “Valle d’Aosta Lardo d’Arnad”.
“Lardo di Colonnata” comes from the small town of Colonnata, located next to the famous marble quarry of Carrara, in the Alps of northern Tuscany. The local men, mainly engaged in the quarries, traditionally took pork fat with them for a snack, eating it along with other typical Italian products: olives, tomatoes, and bread.