Guanciale is dry cured pork cheek coated in black pepper. Hugely versatile with an incredible flavour profile, it works beautifully in pasta recipes, or simply thinly sliced on a salumi platter. It can also add a depth of flavour to stocks or dishes which use pork products like bacon or pancetta as a base. it makes for a perfect Carbonara, Amatriciana and many others! Frequently used in fine dining, cheek is certainly the cut of the future.