CUTS - Belly: Pancetta & Bacon

 

NAME
Acorn Tamworth Pancetta
FLAVOR PROFILE
Creamy and delicate with an unexpected complexity. Lightly herbaceous.
BREEDING
Tamworth (heritage breed)
SPECIAL QUALITIES
These hogs spend their last three months foraging an Ozark Mountain hillside where acorns and hickory nuts make up an estimated 65-70% of their diet. Before this, they were pasture-raised on the same farm. More info.
GROWER
Russ Kremer, Osage County, Missouri
NAME OF CUT
Belly
INGREDIENTS
Pork, sea salt, spices.
AGING TIME
2 Months
SIZE
3-4 lbs
FORMATS AVAILABLE
Whole piece
USER RECOMMENDATIONS
Slice thin and serve on a charcuterie plate. Fully cured so it can be eaten with or without cooking.  Toss into pasta or combine with seafood without cooking.
CHEESE PAIRING
Parmigiano, Manchego, Pleasant Ridge (Uplands Cheese, WI)
BEVERAGE PAIRING
Something earthy, not too fruity like a pure Sangiovese, some Riojas
Pointer Pig | Pancetta & Bacon Select other cuts from our pointer pig! QUOTES
"Tamworth is some of the best ham I've ever tasted!"
—Bruce Aidells,
Founder Aidells Sausage,
Author, The Complete
Book of Pork.
"We love it!"
— Paul Kahan,
James Beard Award Winning Chef/Owner of Blackbird,
Avec and Publican in Chicago
"One bite of Tamworth and you'll wonder how it ever fell out of favor. Its texture is succulent, soft. The meat looks just a little pinker than most and golden, luscious fat holds it all in place. The flavor is unmistakable and dominated by sweetness with hints of burnt sugar or caramel."
— Zingerman's Mail Order