Just an fyi I've been making bacon for over eight years and the bellies I've gotten recently were BOAR TAINTED, made from UNcastrated hogs. After the two week curing process they still tasted raw and untreated out of the frying pan. The odor and flavor were "off". This is just a warning/fyi. A vendor told me that occasionally bellies from uncastrated hogs make it thru to the vendor.