Pancetta di Calabria DOP

Pancetta di Calabria DOP is a salted and cured charcuterie product (bacon) obtained through the processing of meat from the lower part of the ribs of large-sized pig born and raised in the southern Italian region of Calabria.


Pancetta di Calabria DOP is typically 3-5 cm thick and is characterized by its bold red colour, due to it being covered in chili powder. It has an intense aroma and a strong, spicy flavour. Pancetta di Calabria DOP can be eaten raw, with a slice of bread and is often used as an ingredient in regional recipes such as pasta all’ Amatriciana and Carbonara.

true italian taste

When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.

Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.

Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.

So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.