Guanciale - Cured Hog Jowl
Guanciale - Cured Hog Jowl

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Guanciale comes from the Italian word guancia, meaning cheek. It comes from the hog's jowl, whilst other pork bacon products come from the belly. Guanciale is unsmoked and cured for several weeks with salt, pepper and rosemary. With a stronger flavor than pancetta, it is an essential ingredient in traditional central-Italian dishes like bucatini all'amatriciana and spaghetti alla carbonara.

Origin: U.S.A.
Weight: 4oz piece

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome Guanciale! March 15, 2017
Reviewer: Richard Elder from Avon, OH United States  
I have used this in my Bucatini All'amatriciana and my carbonaras.  It is much better than bacon or even pancetta because you can rend it down and have beautiful, deeply browned pieces that are still nice and chewy.  And the flavor is superior also.  Well worth the extra cost (and each recipe only calls for 4 oz., so it goes a long way.

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reiew April 19, 2016
Reviewer: Carmelo salpietro from Brick, NJ United States  
The best i give 10

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Revising my review March 8, 2016
Reviewer: Michael McIlwain from Apollo, PA United States  
I wrote an earlier review on guanciale that I bought from Olio and Olive that was well, less than complimentary. I did, however,  try it for my bucatini all'amatriciana and it actually turned out excellent. To be honest it was the best I've made so far. I was originally concerned about that the guanciale was too lean compared to the kind you can get in Italy and wouldn't render sufficiently but that ultimately turned out to not be a problem after all. I thought the heavier seasoning on the exterior might overpower the sauce but that turned out to be fine. I haven't tried it yet for my pasta alla gricia or carbonara but I'm feeling more optimistic now. Sorry Olio & Olive I judged your product too soon.

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  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Best guanciale in the U.S.!! February 24, 2015
Reviewer: John Nelson from Des Moines, WA United States  

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