Norcia's Guanciale 250/300 gr - The Italian Club
Norcia's Guanciale is one of the most loved products of Norcineria, this specific one is made by a fantastic family-run company located in Campi di Norcia (Perugia), in the heart of the Monti Sibillini National Park. It is in this corner of uncontaminated beauty that the company produces high quality cured meats that hold high the tradition of real pork butchery, the oldest and most valuable for processing pork. It all starts with the breeding of Cinta Umbra pigs, an ancient and autochthonous breed. The animals are slaughtered only in adulthood and with an important weight to guarantee mature and extremely tasty meats. The company still processes the meat in a completely artisanal and natural way without the addition of preservatives, colorings, powdered milk or gluten. In the first phase of drying, the cured meats are placed in front of a fireplace, fed by oak, beech, hornbeam, and juniper woods. After 3 or 4 days they pass in an old cellar where they finish their seasoning, calmly, naturally, respecting the right times.
The cheek lard is nothing but the cheek of the adult pig that is detached, creating a triangular piece. It is a firm and thinly veined meat, obtained from the tenderest part of the pig, where pork fat is better. The part is salted and spiced with pepper or chili. Subsequently, light smoking is made by carefully selecting local woods and prolonged aging in the cellar which give it a special flavor: sweet but firm, delicate but with a refined spicy aftertaste.
This guanciale is made without any preservatives, nitrites, and nitrates, now recognized as dangerous to health because potentially carcinogenic.
Weight: Every piece goes from a range of 250 to 300 gr. We would love to underline that this is a hand-made product and it's hand-cut and some pieces can be smaller than the other one, but still above the minimum weight of 250gr.
This product is free of
- chemical preservatives;
Nutritional value per 100 gr of product
- Energy: 655 kcal
- Proteins: 6,38 g
- Carbohydrate: 0 g
- Fats: 69,1 g
- Salt: 1,5 g
Ingredients: Pork meat, salt, pepper, garlic, wine, antioxidants, E-301, gluten-free and late derivatives.
Methods of preserving: Store the product away from light, dust, and heat sources 180 days at a temperature between + 2 ° C and + 6 ° C. or 90 days in a cool and dry place or 90 days in a cool and dry place (maximum temperature + 20 ° C) respecting the deadline.
Suggestions for use: Guanciale is the main ingredient of some of the most famous and appreciated Italian recipes, such as carbonara and amatriciana. It can also be enjoyed as an aperitif, finely sliced and placed on a warm bruschetta.
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