The air of the mountains of the Aosta Valley and the unique landscape of the Norcia Valley: what makes our Piaceri Italiani Guanciale and Pork-fat special is the uniqueness of the territory, combined with the dedication of the people, with their traditions, their experience, and the initiative of taking new directions to explore new flavours, new techniques and new pairings, passing them down from generation to generation.
A perfect balance – this is the secret of the goodness of our Piaceri Italiani Guanciale and Lardo d’Arnad DOP: balance between humans and nature, between the past and progress, between craftsmanship and technology. A harmony that brings out the characteristics of the product, and keeps its flavours, fragrances and authenticity intact. The choice of high-quality raw ingredients is the foundation of all our production, where the different phases alternate interventions from state-of-the-art machinery with procedures performed strictly by hand or by applying ancient methods. This way, the natural, typical properties of our different products are respected without compromising on quality and safety.
Our Piaceri Italiani Guanciale with pepper is made with pork jowl exclusively of Italian origin, with added aromas such as garlic, black pepper and fennel. After trimming and salting, which are performed manually, the guanciale is left to rest in special tanks before being peppered and hung for ageing. Our Lardo d’Arnad DOP is made by processing only pork shoulder from pigs raised in the Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto. The ageing, for at least three months, takes place in “doils”, ancient containers made from chestnut or oak wood. Inside these, the layers of pork-fat, piled up to fill the container, are alternated with a mix of salt, water, spices, natural flavours and aromatic mountain herbs. Our Piaceri Italiani Cured Guanciale Cubes, with a sweet, lightly spiced flavour, are made with Italian pork jowl, and are a product free of gluten, lactose and milk protein, with no added polyphosphates or glutamates, sold in a practical format for easy preparation of your favourite dishes.
Serve our Guanciale with pepper in typical, flavourful pasta dishes such as Amatriciana or Carbonara, or enjoy it sliced on lightly toasted bread.
If you don’t have much time but don’t want to sacrifice flavour, try our Cured Guanciale Cubes, ready to add to your recipes, and perfect pan-fried to create tasty pasta dishes such as Amatriciana. Our Piaceri Italiani Lardo d’Arnad DOP melts in your mouth, leaving a pleasantly sweet taste on the palate. To enjoy it at its best, pair it with rye toast, softened with a drop of honey.