Some spices that go well with pork include chili pepper, cloves, garlic, ginger and pimento. Some spice blends that are traditionally paired with different cuts of pork include apples, ginger and sage with pork chops, and chipotle, cumin and tomatoes with pork shoulder.
Pork is used in many different styles of cooking, each of which combines the meat with a unique blend of spices. For example, Jamaican jerk pork is usually seasoned with ginger and pimento, while pork prepared in a Mediterranean style usually uses rosemary and sage. Cumin is often used to flavor pork in Middle Eastern or Indian dishes.