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
Meats
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