Hi , I did try curing my own but its a bit of a pain. Ive had to settle for Dry cured strreaky from Lidl. Its got some nitrites though as well as sea salt and brown sugar for the cure which is what I was using to do my own.If you sort through you can find some very fatty streaky which is very nice. There are plenty of recipes out there to make your own. I think mine was from River cottage.