The local butcher butchers hogs on Tuesday's so I called Monday to reserve a couple bellies and jowls. The store front doesn't open until Thursday so today I stopped by to pick up my order.
Bellies are $3.39 per pound and really nice this time around. Bellies are about 10-1/2 lbs each
Jowls were exceptionally nice this time being really meaty and plump weighting about 1 pound each after trimming glands and white stringy fat.
One belly is getting cured for pancetta the other will I'm thinking its time for another Black Forrest Maple Bacon. The jowl....those lovely jowls are getting cured into ghost pepper guanciale.