Pancetta Cotta AffumicataWe source our delicious Pancetta Cotta Affumicata (smoked bacon) from San Marino Prosciutti, a small company in the microstate of San Marino, located within Italy’s boundaries. They take great pride in making exceptional cooked meats, including their methodical production process, which lasts about 30 days. Unlike many Italian producers who use lower quality pork from northern European countries, San Marino only uses pigs raised in Italy for this pancetta. In Italy, pigs are allowed to live longer and grow larger, giving the meat an incredible depth of flavor. San Marino’s rigorous selection process ensures the use of only the choicest pork, with ample fat marbling and a rosy color. The pork belly is then smoked with aromatic wood and berries without the addition of artificial flavors. This imparts a delicate smokiness that allows the flavor of the fresh pork to come through. It is rich and sweet with a hint of smoke. 1/5#