Made from pork cheek or jowl, Guanciale is rubbed with black pepper and other spices and cured for three weeks until it reduces by 30% of its original weight. Its flavour is stronger than other pork products, such as pancetta, and its texture is more delicate. When cooked the fat melts away, giving great depth of flavour to the dishes and sauces it is used in. Perfect for Carbonara.
Based just outside of Florence, central Italy, Gerini have been supplying meat and salamis since 1882.
We cut our Guanciale slices thick (~10mm) so that they are perfect for slicing into lardons when they arrive. If you'd like yours sliced differently however, please leave a note in your order and we'll do our best to accommodate.
Storage: Store refrigerated and consumer within 3 days of opening. Ingredients: Pork cheek, salt, sugar (dextrose, saccarose), spices, preservatives: sodium nitrite, potassium nitrite, antioxidants: sodium ascorbate. Allergens: none.