Meaning of guanciale in English:


Pronunciation /ɡwanˈtʃɑːleɪ/


mass noun
  • A type of Italian cured pork made from the cheeks of a pig.

    ‘tagliatelle tossed with guanciale, red onion, olives, and pickled peppers’
    • ‘Spaghetti all'amatriciana, a personal favorite, reminded me of why I love this vibrant tomato sauce rife with onions and guanciale (cured pork cheeks).’
    • ‘Serve with grissini or grilled bread, olives, roasted peppers, guanciale and sliced pears.’
    • ‘There were clouds of bone-marrow custard flanked by a gorgeous herb salad laced with house-cured guanciale and tiny pickled mushrooms.’
    • ‘The sauce, she notes, is based on guanciale, cured pork jowl, "diced and mixed with tomatoes, peppers, onions and fat salt pork (purists omit tomatoes)."’
    • ‘The sauce is mouth-fillingly savory, dotted with crispy guanciale that intensifies the meatiness.’
    • ‘At Fiola, the tartare is served with house-made guanciale and a sunny-side-up quail egg.’
    • ‘We also ordered the Bucatini all'Amatriciana with local guanciale, red onion, tomato, chili flake, pecorino and parsley.’
    • ‘Guanciale has a rich, distinctly porcine flavor and buttery texture that is at the same time rich and light.’
    • ‘If you have trouble finding guanciale, substitute pancetta or regular American bacon.’
    • ‘Mazzocchi suggests slicing the guanciale thin and wrapping it around prawns, then baking the bundles in the oven and serving over a cannellini bean puree.’


Italian, from guancia ‘cheek’.