Identikit and main features
The has a cylindrical form, if rindless, or “book-like”, if with rind and folded. Resistant to touch, the lean parts has a deep reddish-pink colour while the fat is milk white. Slices has good thickness, the fragrance is delicate and gently spiced. It is tasty, not too salty. It can weight from 2.5 to 5 kg. It is realised using fresh meats only, not frozen, of 9 months old pigs with at least 144 kg of weight.
Area of production
The area is the Cuneo province.
The origins of the pork belly of Cuneo date to an ancient farmer tradition linked to the breeding of pigs. This tradition has been handed down through the centuries and, thanks to the favourable environment conditions, it has made the Cuneo province one of the most important centre of pig breeding.