Cured Cheek Lardons


Perhaps better known by its Italian name 'Guanciale', these lardons are the authentic ingredient in many pasta dishes and an absolute must for Carbonara!

Weight: 100g

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Best known by it's Italian name 'Guanciale' (gwan-char-leh). This is the star of the show in many Italian pasta dishes including Carbonara and Amatriciana however, because it's so difficult to find in this country it's often substituted for pancetta.

Our cured cheek lardons are the authentic ingredient that create a rich flavour no other part of the pig can match!


Rare breed pork cheek (150g used per 100g of finished product), sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, preservative: potassium nitrate, antioxidant: ascorbic acid.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight. Once opened refrigerate and consume within 3 days. Suitable for home freezing.

Typically our products have a 2-3 month shelf life. For more information on shelf life and storage, visit our FAQs.


Check out our recipe page for a classic Bucatini Carbonara.


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Our Story

Ben Dulley, a chef renowned for his pursuit of culinary perfection, transitioned from bustling restaurant kitchens to establish SaltPig Curing Company. His quest for knowledge took him across Italy, France, and Spain, refining his skills and passion for artisanal curing. Today, SaltPig stands as a testament to Ben's culinary journey, embodying his dedication to excellence and family-centered living.