Guanciale is a type of Italian cured meat that is made from the jowl of a pig. It is a fatty cut of meat that is highly valued for its rich, intense flavor and tender texture.
Our guanciale is made from our own pasture-raised pork jowls and is seasoned with salt, black pepper and garlic before being hung to dry for several weeks. The curing process results in a meat that is highly flavorful, with a distinct aroma and a delicate, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Guanciale is a key ingredient in many classic Italian dishes, such as spaghetti alla carbonara and bucatini all'amatriciana. It is also used to add flavor to soups, stews, and other savory dishes. Compared to other types of cured pork products like pancetta and bacon, guanciale has a richer, more complex flavor profile, making it a prized ingredient in many kitchens.
Ingredients: Pasture-raised pork jowl, salt, pepper, nitrate, garlic. Allergens: may contain traces of nuts.
Contents of our boxes vary slightly depending on seasonality and availability. Please let us know if you have any special requests and we will do our best to accomodate it.
Ordering Meat Boxes
We process pigs every couple of weeks, and our seasonal beef throughout Autumn and early winter. If you prefer to speak to us before placing your order, please get in touch. Otherwise, place your order online and we will contact you with an estimated delivery date. We guarantee that you will never receive less than the minimum weight that you have paid for. All of our meat is sold frozen unless otherwise stated.
Half & Whole Animal Shares
We will send you a cut sheet where you will be able to specify exactly how you would like your half or whole share to be butchered. Don't worry, we will provide you with all of the details you need and will guide you to make ordering as easy as possible.
Share your share (and save!)
If a half or whole animal is too much, why not consider asking friends or family members to go halves or even quarters with you? We'll deliver the box to your address where you can divide the contents among yourselves.
We butcher all of our own animals in a small butchery that we lease in Clarecastle. All of our products are handmade by us except for our seasonal salami.
Rashers: pasture-raised pork, sea salt (2%)
GF Irish sausages: pasture-raised pork, pasture-raised pork fat, pea flour, water, sea salt (1.5%), white pepper, nutmeg, mace, onion, garlic and sage.
GF Italian Meatballs: pasture-raised pork (78%), pork fat, pea flour, water, sea salt, fennel seed and chilli flakes.
GF Danish Meatballs: grass-fed beef, pea flour, water, sea salt, onion, garlic, pepper, star anise, cinnamon, cloves and fennel
We pack your order in thermal insulated packaging made from WoolCool insulated boxes that are specifically designed to keep chilled produce below 5°C for at least 24 hours. This woolen insert is 100% compostable and biodegradable, and the plastic sleeve is recyclable.
How does delivery work?
1. We receive your order and confirm a delivery date with you.
2. We package your order and drop your box to our local DPD depot in the afternooon for overnight delivery.
3. You will receive a text message from DPD confirming that they have your package, along with an estimated time of delivery.
4. Your chilled parcel of delicious pasture-raised meat will arrive on your doorstep the next day.
You can choose to collect your order from us in person to avoid paying delivery charges.
How does pick up work?
1. Order online and choose 'farm gate collection' from the drop down menu when selecting your preferred delivery method.
2. You will receive a confirmation email and/or SMS notifying you when your order is ready to be collected.
3. Bring a cooler box and a couple of ice bricks with you to pack your order into.