Guanciale Cheek Unsmoked Cured x 1


Guanciale is a delicious Italian cured meat product prepared from pork jowl or cheeks. Its name is derived from guancia, the Italian word for ‘cheek‘.

Guanciale is cured unsmoked Italian pig jowls or cheeks. The word Guanciale comes from the Italian word guancia, meaning “cheek”. A specialty from the Umbria and Lazio regions of Central Italy, Guanciale is a traditional ingredient in such dishes as pasta all’amatriciana and spaghetti alla carbonara.

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Embark on a tantalizing journey of flavor with our Guanciale Cheek Unsmoked Cured at The Black Farmer. Crafted with meticulous care and expertise, this Italian delicacy is a testament to our commitment to exceptional quality. Made from the succulent pork cheek, our Guanciale is expertly cured to perfection, preserving its natural tenderness and subtle marbling. With its rich, meaty flavor and delicate, melt-in-your-mouth texture, this unsmoked cured Guanciale is a culinary treasure that will elevate your dishes to new heights. Whether you’re creating authentic carbonara, enhancing pasta sauces, or adding depth to your favorite recipes, our Guanciale Cheek Unsmoked Cured delivers an irresistible touch of indulgence.
To ensure the best quality and taste of Guanciale Cheek Unsmoked Cured, proper storage is essential. Keep the Guanciale in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. It is recommended to store it in the refrigerator, ideally in a sealed container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This helps to maintain its flavor and prevent any potential contamination. With the right storage conditions, Guanciale can last for several weeks. However, for longer-term storage, you can also freeze the Guanciale. Wrap it tightly in freezer-safe plastic wrap or place it in airtight freezer bags. Frozen Guanciale can maintain its quality for up to 3-4 months. When ready to use, thaw the desired amount in the refrigerator before cooking. Remember to reseal any unused portion promptly and enjoy the authentic flavors of Guanciale in your culinary creations.
This pack contains 1 piece.
Your item will arrive in a 100% recycled box lovingly packed with FSC-certified shredded spruce from Britain and Sweden, natural sheep’s wool insulation and non-toxic chilled gel packs, all of which can be reused, composted or recycled. To recycle the gel packs, simply cut a corner and dispose of the contents through your normal domestic waste system, as the gel isn’t harmful to the environment. Better still, reuse them by storing in the freezer and chilling other products. The only component from our packaging that can’t be recycled are the foil liners which need to be go in household waste; the poly bags meat comes in needs to go in plastic recycling.


Here’s a cooking instruction for Guanciale Cheek Unsmoked Cured:
1. Start by slicing the Guanciale cheek into thin strips or small cubes, depending on your preference. Remove any rind or excess fat if desired.
2. Heat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium-low heat. Since Guanciale is fatty, it will render its own fat as it cooks, so you won’t need to add any additional oil.
3. Add the sliced Guanciale to the heated pan and cook it slowly, stirring occasionally. The goal is to render the fat and cook the meat until it becomes crispy and golden brown. This process may take around 10-15 minutes.
4. While cooking, you’ll notice the fat melting and the meat becoming crispy. Adjust the heat as needed to prevent the Guanciale from burning or becoming overly greasy.
5. Once the Guanciale is cooked to your desired crispness, remove it from the pan using a slotted spoon or tongs, allowing any excess fat to drain off.
6. Use the crispy Guanciale as a flavorful topping for pasta dishes like carbonara, amatriciana, or cacio e pepe. You can also use it as a garnish for salads, soups, or roasted vegetables.
7. Store any leftover Guanciale in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze it for longer storage.
Enjoy your delicious Guanciale Cheek Unsmoked Cured!


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