Guanciale

Cured hog jowl from La Quercia.

Guanciale comes from the jowls of the pig, and while the Italian word guancia means cheek, guanciale, in a very Italian turn of phrase, means "pillow." So think of this as a pork pillow.

It's cured similarly to bacon, but it's not smoked. It has an Italian flair: a bit of rosemary is included. With more fat than pancetta, it’s intense, indulgent stuff and greatly magnifies the flavor of your dishes.

Slice off a few chunks, and toss them into a pan with root vegetables like potatoes or squash. Give your sauces a boost with a few pieces in the pot. Get creative. Guanciale rewards the adventurous cook.

Herb and Kathy Eckhouse make this guanciale at their firm, La Quercia, in Norwalk, Iowa, one of the best sources for great Italian-style cured meat, either here or in Italy.

La Quercia cuts the guanciale by hand from a larger piece. We ship it frozen. It will last weeks in your refrigerator, months in the freezer

"I like the idea of snuggling up with a pork jowl pillow."
Kate, Washington D.C.

Guanciale is "the savory-leaning palate’s equivalent to white chocolate."
John Thorne, Simple Cooking

Guanciale



Guanciale $17.50
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