What is the difference between pancetta and guanciale?
It is from the jowl of the cheek of the pig whereas pancetta is from the belly. Being from the cheek, guanciale has a higher ratio of fat than pancetta, which plays into why it is the base of certain Italian dishes such as Spaghetti Carbonara and Bucatini all'Amatriciana.
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Can guanciale be eaten raw?
Guanciale can be eaten raw by cutting them into thin slices. Moreover, they can be cut into cubes or triangles (depending on the shape) and cooked in a frying pan for eating. Still, guanciale is mainly used differently than bacon. Rather than a stand-alone meat dish, guanciale is used as an ingredient in other dishes