Mangalica or Mangalitsa is a breed of pig grown especially in Hungary and the Balkans, known also as a curly-hair hog, which was created in 1833 by the Hungarian Royal Archduke Jozsef. Unlike all popular breeds of hogs, which are meat-type, the Mangalitsa is an extreme lard-type. Meat-type breeds efficiently produce lean meat. Lard-type breeds produce high-quality fat and very marbled, juicy and flavourful meat. Raised properly the mangalica's genes allow it to produce some of the world's best meat and fat.