Pork jowl is a fatty cut of meat along the side of the head. It is most commonly found smoked and cured, and is used as flavoring for other foods. Jowls are sold with the skin removed.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Pork jowl, or guanciale as it is called in Italian, is commonly used in dishes such as pasta all'amatriciana and spaghetti alla carbonara. It is also used to season dishes such as beans, greens, lentils and more.