Leaf lard has a very delicate, super spreadable consistency at room temperature. This, along with its clean, un-porky flavor, is why leaf lard is considered the highest grade of lard.
It has a high smoking point, making it excellent for frying, pan-searing, and even grilling. It is a good choice when you want that high smoking point, but you don't want the final product to taste like pork, such as when you're making donuts or french fries.
Due to its naturally high moisture content and mild, delicate flavor, leaf lard is particularly prized by bakers for use in producing flavorful, flaky pie crusts and pastries.