Bacon is a type of salt cured Pork made from various cuts of the pig, but typically from the Pork Belly.
When fried or roasted, the high fat content creates a delectably crispy, flavour explosion of pork.
The loin is used to make a more leaner version referred to as Back Bacon, while the Italians use the jowl or cheek to make Guanciale for their famed Roman dish, Pasta alla Gricia.
Bacon has become so popular, it’s rise in popularity has been dubbed ‘Bacon Mania’.
Global consumption increasd 25% from 2001 to 2009 and then a further 2.4% year on year since then.
Although Pork has always been regarded as a more affordable source meat, the rise of bacon began at the start of the 21st century when Bacon was added to burgers as a luxurious topping. Top chefs then started adding bacon to gourmet fare giving Bacon a completely different image.
Gorgeous George Meatery Bacon, is made from our pasture raised and ethically reared pigs that forage on our old fruit orchard giving the bacon a completely unique flavour profile.
- Curing Salt
- Selection of unique spices and other natural flavourings