Quality, affordability, reliability

At LARU, we strive to be an honest partner, with honest products and an honest price. With over 80 years of experience in the lard industry, we know what’s important to our customers: quality, price, and reliability. With our premium lard specialties, this is exactly what you get – along with the services you need for your business to thrive.

A part of Darling Ingredients

Established as a family company in 1939, our long journey has given us the experience and understanding we need to help support our partners grow. Today, we are the only nationwide producer of lard products in Germany. In 2013, we partnered with Darling Ingredients, the world’s leading producer of sustainable ingredients.


A complete portfolio of best-selling specialties

LARU offers an unrivalled and comprehensive range of premium pork and goose lard specialties for the retail segment, ready to be used as tasty spreads, valuable ingredients in home cooking and baking, or vital parts of the food processing industry. Good products, good value.

Did you know why Belgian fries are the best in the world…? Because they are fried with beef fat. It is highly heat resistant and brings a special flavor to all fried goods. We are one of the leading suppliers for this unique product. Beef fat emphasizes the taste of the frying good and also gives a nice colour.


LARU offers more

LARU has become synonymous with traditional, premium lard specialties. Beyond the fine quality of our lard, we ensure high safety and quality standards, frequently obtaining the highest industry awards, such as DLG.
As Germany’s only national lard brand, LARU plays a significant role in German food culture. Moreover, LARU lard is known across the country for its high quality, history, and recognizable brand image.
In keeping with tradition, the quality, consistency, and reliability of LARU lard are beyond question. With these tried and tested methods, LARU lard takes you back to the good old days. Simply put, there’s a reason LARU products have been enjoyed for over 80 years.


The right ingredient for your success

Whatever industry you’re a part of, LARU can help you enhance your flavors, improve your margins, and grow as a business. We’re here to help you reach your goals.

Many well-known producers of food, confectionary, and baked goods all rely on the quality of LARU lard.
Food Services
For buffets and meals, side-dishes and sandwiches, LARU lard is a tasty and traditional product, guaranteed to make your food stand out.
As a wholesale partner, we set no limits. Whatever quantity you’re looking for, we’ll supply it for you.
Throughout Germany, and Europe, our distinctive brand stands for the best German lard around. With a recognizable image and place within German food culture, our classic lard specialties will stand out on the shelf.


To be a reliable and consistent partner means to be aware of the importance of sustainability. At LARU, we’re dedicated to reducing our sustainability levels whatever way we can. While our process is already sustainable by nature, we’re doing everything else we can to make lard a future-proof food.

Looking for the perfect product?

If you want to find the ideal product for your unique situation, download our product assortment list to help discover exactly what you need.

LARU: a synonym for lard

Heritage flavors, 21st century methods
Here at LARU, Germany’s only nation-wide producer of pork and goose fat, we are dedicated to making the best lard possible. We combine the rich heritage of the old days with the best and most efficient production methods of the 21ste century. 

If you want to know more about what our company can offer you, feel free to get in touch.