Curing and smoking

Guanciale

December 23, 2016

Guanciale (pronounced gwan-chah-leh) means pillow in Italian. It also means cured pork cheek or jowl.

It has a texture and consistency much like bacon but the depth of flavour is much greater. It compares well to pancetta. It can be eaten raw if sliced thinly or it can be cut thick and pan fried to add depth and flavour to many dishes. Continue Reading…