Pancetta is an Italian bacon made from pork belly meat, that is salt cured and spiced with black pepper and sometimes other spices. Pancetta is often consumed raw. The two basic types of pancetta are the arrotolata (rolled) and tesa (flat). The tesa is often cut into cubes (cubetti di pancetta).
This type of cold cut is made following the authentic recipe of the Ossola Valley, a region in northern Piedmont famous for its meat and cheese.
In Piedmont, pancetta is commonly served as a cold cut, sliced thin and eaten raw as an aperitif or an apetizer.
Cured pork bacon flavored with spices (Italian meat)
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