Pancetta is a cured meat prepared from pork belly: it has mixed layers of meat and fat.
The parts of the pigs’ bellies are squared and trimmed. Whether or not the rind remains depends on the type of preparation envisaged for the bacon. The bacon trimmings are used for the fat part of the salami (lard) or to obtain crackling.
After trimming, the bacon is salted. They are sprinkled with salt (in some areas, in addition to salt, flavourings and spices are also added – for example, black pepper is frequently added, rarely other flavourings such as cloves and nutmeg) and are left to rest for a few days.
TYPES AND WEIGHTS
Tesa -Code: 395a
Format: approx. 1.5 kg vacuum packed
Shelf-life: 180 days