Round bellies are the best, especially when they’re made of bacon. Actually, it’s the bacon that’s made from the pig’s round belly, and then rolled into a log and cured to make pancetta. A traditional Italian staple, pancetta is often used in pasta dishes and on pizzas—fried up like bacon, it looks like a crispy little pinwheel. La Quercia uses vegetarian-fed, antibiotic-free pork from Heritage Acres Foods and cures it with sea salt, juniper berries, and bay leaves, giving the sweet meat an herbal kick.
Ingredients: Pork, Sea Salt, Black and White Pepper, Rosemary, Bay Leaf