The Italians call it Guanciale. Think pig's cheek pancetta.(1)
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Delicious pig's cheek bacon. The Italians call it guanciale (say gwan-charlie). Tasty, sweet fine strips of cured pigs cheek to adorn any dish.
To cook: Grill or fry in a lightly oiled pan until your chosen crispiness is achieved.
Want a piece? The fatty piece is highly flavoured (like pancetta). Just perfect for barding and lardons for your favourite game and authentic Italian dishes. Have a look at how it looks on our Instagram feed here.
Another Fruitpig Win
Stop doing this to me. My mouth is salivating. Look at all of that lovely fat, good old fashioned proper animal fat. Yup, saturated. The best fat indeed. Saturated fats are far stronger when heat is applied, they do not break down in the same way as vegetable oils, so if you're going to cook fat make sure its proper animal fat. This Guanciale bacon made from the jowly chaps of Mr Porker is heaven on earth and I don't do religion. Think about it, Mr Porker likes to eat, he's snuffling in the ground for grubs and roots, he's chomping and munching for most of the day. Finally his time comes, he becomes chops and joints, maybe a ham or two, some saussies in his own casings and a slab of back and flank for bacon. But what of that great muscle mass on his 'eed. The butcher's of the West Country roll it up and call it Bath Chaps, but FruitPig cure it and make it all the better for it. Be bold. Fry it, enjoy the flava seeping out of the fat. And keep the fat, it will be great for frying your black dag in. Why are you even reading this review, stop wasting time, just buy some jowly bacon
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Skinned pig's cheek (96%), salt, sugar, preservative E250 Sodium Nitrite, sugar, herbs, spices
Typical values per 100g serving:
Energy - 2076kJ, 496kcal
Fat - 50g
of which saturates - 18.0g
Cabohydrate - 0.8g
of which sugars - 0.8g
Protein - 8.9g
Salt - 3.2g
30 days in the fridge or up to 6 months wrapped in the freezer.
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Fruit Pig Company Limited: 6 Anglia Way, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 2TY.
Company Registration: 07220239
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