How about fail? Failure in the form of questionable green mold on the meaty side of the cheek. Taking the advice from Michael Ruhlman, whose book I've been using in Charcutepalooza, I listened when he asks you to ere on the side of common sense if you question it. So, I did.
In a few weeks I'll try again when the Missus gets some jowl from a co-worker who's getting ready to bring a few pigs to slaughter.