Organic Calabrian Guanciale (Black Pork Cheek) 350g

Organic Calabrian Guanciale (Black Pork Cheek) 350g


Standard: £2.95 per order with Vorrei (est. arrival: Mon 19 Apr to Wed 21 Apr)
Express: £8.95 per order with Vorrei (est. arrival: Fri 16 Apr to Mon 19 Apr)


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    Country of Origin: Italy

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    Customer Reviews 1 out of 5 (1 customer review)

    • Disappointing and inedible

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      Very disappointing, I was looking forward to cooking some 'real' amatriciana, but there must have been something wrong with this batch - it was tough and chewy with a very odd and unpleasant flavour. It ruined what I had hoped would be a nice lunch with the family.


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    Calabrian black pork is renowned in Italy because it contains higher levels of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids of the omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 series. The presence of healthy fats (68 percent as opposed to 30-40 percent in other types of salami), means that Calabrian black cold cuts are much better for cholesterol levels than normal salami and said to be as good for you as tuna or salmon!

    Guanciale is cured pork cheek or jowl. It's traditionally cooked and used in classic Roman pasta dishes, like spaghetti all carbonara and bucatini all'amatriciana. Guanciale is almost fully fat (very little meat, if any), and is used primarily to enhance dishes with its seductive pork flavour. It has a more delicate texture than cured meat as comes from the belly (like pancetta, which is a common substitute, although the flavour isn't the same).

    Guanciale is traditionally cut into small pieces and melted it down in a saucepan with no additional oil. The fat is used to fry further ingredients which become infused with the incredible aroma and taste. You only need a small amount of guanciale to make a big impact on your dish.

    This is 100% natural product containing no gluten, lactose, preservatives, antioxidants, additives or dyes. This is minimal meat designed for maximum flavour when cooking. Weigh approximately 350g.


    Produced by: Azienda Agricola Romano

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    Calabrian Black pork, Calabrian chilli pepper (powder), salt.


    Typical valuePer serving ()Per 100g
    Energy Content (kj)2318
    Energy Content (kcal)562
    Fat (g)55
    - of which saturates (g)27
    Carbohydrate (g)1.6
    Protein (g)14
    Salt (g)1.7

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