How do you pronounce guanciale?
What is the difference between pancetta and guanciale?
Most Americans have probably heard of Pancetta, which is essentially pork belly that is salt and pepper cured. Guanciale is the pork jowl (cheek) cured in a mix of salt and spices. The differences are slight but they’re definitely there.
What is a guanciale in Italian?
A staple Italian ingredient, guanciale (which translates to pig cheek) is generally very fatty and less meaty than bacon or pancetta because it comes from the jowl of the pig.