Pancetta Piacentina DOP Mitica®
An authentic product from the province of Piacenza, Pancetta Piacentina DOP is a rolled unsmoked pork belly. With a delicate spicy aroma, it has a buttery, sweet, and meaty flavor. The soft fat melts in the mouth. The DOP guarantees a very high standard, where the meat must be from Italy, and our producer goes even further by sourcing from pigs born and bred solely in the regions of Emilia Romagna and Lombardia. They use heavy pigs and process the same day, even though the DOP requires a maximum of 72 hours after arrival. Before aging, the meat is dry salted, seasoned, and chilled. It is then rolled, stuffed into natural casing, and aged for a minimum of four months in natural cellars. The casing is removed before packing. This region is well-known for its fantastic dry-cured meats; three, including this one, have received a DOP designation to protect their production.