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(Volpi) - 4 lbs

Pancetta is often referred to as Italian bacon. However, unlike American bacon, which is most often smoked, pancetta is the unsmoked pork belly that is cured in salt and spices. Pancetta adds a distinctive pork flavor to pasta and several other dishes, without infusing into them bacon's smokiness. In the USA, it is a common substitute for guanciale, which is a traditional base for many classic pasta dishes, like carbonara and all'amatriciana.

Availability: In Stock
Item Number: SCM-106
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Producer: Volpi

In 1900, John Volpi arrived in America from his home in Milan, Italy. Longing for the vibrant tastes of his homeland, John founded Volpi foods in 1902. From his small storefront in St. Louis, John delivered authentic Italian cuisine to a new audience. Today, the Volpi continues to live out John's dream, supplying Americans across the country with fine Italian fare made from exceptional ingredients.

Region: USA

In the late 19th century, Italian families began to arrive in the United States by the hundreds of thousands. They brought with them memories and recipes from home, adding to an already rich culinary marketplace. Today, many of these early pioneers have passed their love for Italian cuisine on to a new generation. While times have changed, the recipe remains the same: traditional Italian favorites made the old fashioned way, with locally sourced ingredients hand-picked for flavor.

Pork Belly, Salt, Dextrose, Spices, Sodium Nitrite, Collagen Casing.
Jan 26, 2016  |  By Eberto Leal
Too much black pepper and no panchetta taste whatsoever
Can't be beat!
Jul 25, 2015  |  By Jamie
I have been a customer for 10+ years through 3 states. The pancetta I order is some of the way quality I've ever found-high meat content with the right amount of fat-so much better than I find at our local stores. And the price is unbeatable!
Quality and convenience
Feb 28, 2015  |  By alex woodard
Use pancetta very often in pasta, vegetables. hard to find in our area. Volpi is lean, great flavor and easy to purchase!
Feb 22, 2011  |  By Nancy Ogden
Just brilliant...it is now a staple in my kitchen... this is truly a gift from Italy!!

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