What is the difference between the two? Are they two different cuts? I went to my butcher and asked for a belly, i got one there before and he looked puzzled, and asked what i was doing with it and i said making bacon, and he said oh you want a side. So he grabbed one and it physically looked like bellies ive got before, but when i got it home and thawed it, it didnt seem like one. The belly i got before had a distinct tough skin with a layer of fat under it. This peice of side had a thin layer of skin, almost felt like chicken skin and there wasnt barely any fat under it. Im no butcher but i think its two completely different peices and i think side meat is not what i want for my bacon. I dont know what my butcher was thinking ( i really dont know him at all, ive only been in there twice) It was like i was asking for something completely out of the ordinary, but he is the one that gave me the belly the first time. Im actually very mad about it. Any thoughts?