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. It's made of pork belly rolled into a log and cured. 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. Slice it into cubes or lardons for classic carbonara, or render it for roasts and pan sauces.
Ingredients: pork, sea salt, pepper, rosemary, bay leaf, juniper berries.