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Delicate Cured Pork
Guanciale is a favorite of Italians as its fat lends a marvelous meat flavor to any meal, especially pasta dishes.
Tasting Notes from the Curator
This delectable, robustly flavored meat is seasoned on the surface with salt, pepper, sage, rosemary and garlic. It is then dried and aged for at least 3 months, a fundamental process which concentrates the flavors. Guanciale has a flavor that is less salty but stronger and fattier than its cousin pancetta — Italian salt-cured pork belly — and a texture that’s somewhat softer and more delicate, which works great when adding to pastas. It is traditionally unsmoked.
Guanciale, an Italian cured pork jowl, is an essential ingredient in cooking many Roman pasta dishes, most especially authentic Spaghetti alla carbonara and Bucatini all’amatriciana. It can also be rendered and sauteed with vegetables or cooked with fish or other meat where the fragrant fat of guanciale can infuse perfectly with the dish. It can also be eaten directly in small portions.
Specialty of Italy
Guanciale, for the most part of Italy, is usually homemade with seasonings changing based on an Italian region’s tradition or curing habits. This particular guanciale is specifically made with expertise by Lanzarini Salumificio. They have held the passion for producing and curing quality meat since 1961. What started as a small family-run store is now an expanding company with 59 years in the industry.
Disclaimer on Varied Weights
Each Guanciale slab is unique and may not be of the same weight as others therefore the final pricing could change depending on actual weight of Guanciale to be delivered to you. Shall there be any pricing adjustments based on weight, you will be contacted by our Support right away.
Store in the fridge once opened.