Cheek

Pig
AKA: Guancia (Italian)
Primal: Jowl (US)
Cooking Methods: Braise, Simmer
Good For: Pot Roast, Casserole, Marinating
Fat Content: Low
Price: Budget

Pork Cheek is a great cut for those who like a generous cut of meat at low cost. Since this portion comes from the face, a much-exercised part of the pig due to the chewing motion, it is known to be tough and fibrous. This portion can serve weightwatchers well as it is identified by its leanness.

Find more information about Cheek in our meat cut app