Sliced Pancetta Affumicata is an Italian pork belly that is salt-cured and smoked to add another dimension to dishes. Often used for wrapping vegetables or meat. This is a raw product and does require cooking before serving.
In Italy, Pancetta is a historical cured meat, which dates back to Roman times. Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly. It is a type of salume (salted preserved meat) that is manufactured in every region in Italy. It is said there as many different types of pancetta as there are valleys and mountains on the Italian Peninsula. In some regions it is smoked over juniper wood, in others it is pressed between two pieces of timber.
Pancetta is more commonly dry cured by being placed under coarse salt for around a week. During this time the salt draws moisture from the flesh whilst some salt is absorbed into the muscles of the belly. This low moisture / high salt environment is an inhospitable place for bad bacteria that would otherwise decompose the pancetta. The belly is then washed, rubbed with more salt, perhaps aromatic herbs and garlic. The pancetta are then hung in a cool dry place to finish curing for a period of up to around six months.
This is a 300g pack
This pack contains no allergens.
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