Rigatino di Cinta Senese owes its sweet, slightly gamey flavor, oily fat and aroma to the Italian noble breed of pig called Cinta Senese.
Cut thin slices and wrap around vegetables or meat before cooking. The rigatino cubes are often used like bacon, sautéed with onions or garlic to form the base of a soup, pasta, or risotto.
We recommend to use rigatino as appetizer - just cut very thin slices and enjoy with olives, cheeses and glass of nice fullbodied red wine.
Preserve cured meats in fridge. You can keep them in food paper. Never use any covered boxes, because cured meats need breathing. After cutting, cover the cut area with food film to avoid drying. Shelf life is 3-4 months.