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Spicy bacon from Norcia
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Spicy bacon from Norcia

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The spicy bacon is one of the most popular products of the butchery and by lovers of strong but not overwhelming flavors, the main ingredient oftomato and bacon and ofbacon and egg, two of the best known and most imitated Italian dishes all over the world. To the eye it has a bright red and orange color, naturally derived from the spices that decorate and flavor it and which give it a consistent scent even from inside the package. To fully enjoy the spicy bacon it is necessary to extract the rind and cut the product by hand dividing it into strips, at this point it is ready to be used in the preparation of tasty artisan sauces or simply to be spread on fresh bread.

THE PROCESSING OF THE PILLOW: The bacon is obtained from the carefully trimmed pork cheek. It is salted and cured like bacon, then it is seasoned. It has a similar appearance to bacon, although with less fat. It comes with the classic lean veins combined with fine fat which together give the product an unparalleled intense flavor. For the processing of the bacon our Artigiano dei Salumi foresees four phases: the meat is sprinkled with a mixture of salt and spices, according to the traditional recipe; cold rest, to allow the salt and aromas to be distributed evenly in the meat; after massaging, the product is left to dry in special rooms, for a period ranging from 3 to 5 days with the addition of the chilli and the necessary aromas to make it spicy at the right point; at the end of drying, the seasoning period begins.

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SIZE : About 1200 grams.

SPECIFIC NOTES: Pork cheek seasoned with lean veins combined with fine fat.

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS: Seasoning: about 15 days, whole bacon.

STORAGE METHOD : Keep in a cold and dry place.

INGREDIANTS: Pork cheek, salt, natural flavors, chilli, dextrose. Product without dyes, gluten, milk and its derivatives. Antioxidants E301, Preservatives E250 E252.

AVERAGE NUTRITION VALUES FOR 100gr OF PRODUCT: energy value 626kcal / 2615 kj, fat 63g / of which saturated 25.2g, carbohydrates 0g / of which sugars 0g, proteins 14.15g, salt 3.23g

PRODUCER : SALVATORI artisan of cured meats Artisan quality since 1980

AVERAGE DEADLINE : 20/40 days.