Quality Awards & Honors
Treat Your Customers & Guests to America’s Finest Smoked Meats
Want proof that the quality and taste of Nueske’s smoked meats is far beyond ordinary?
The New York Times described our Applewood smoked, sliced bacon as “the beluga (caviar) of bacon, the Rolls Royce of rashers . . .” with low fat content that gives you “more sizzle than shrivel.” Consider, too, the following quality awards conferred upon Nueske’s products by professional gourmet and specialty food organizations:
Specialty Food Association
Each year, the prestigious Specialty Food Association (SFA, formerly NASFT) appoints a panel of food professionals to sample and evaluate products representing the highest-quality, best-tasting gourmet foods from around the world. Here at Nueske’s, we’re proud that Specialty Food Association experts have honored our premium smoked bacon, ham, sausage, & poultry products with a total of 10 sofi™ Awards earned over the past 17 years:
Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon
GOLD MEDAL, Outstanding Meat Product, 2010
GOLD MEDAL, Outstanding Meat Product, 2009
GOLD MEDAL, Outstanding Meat Product, 2006
GOLD MEDAL, Outstanding Meat Product, 2001
Nueske’s Wild Cherrywood Smoked Uncured Bacon
BRONZE MEDAL, Meat, Poultry, & Charcuterie Category, 2018
GOLD MEDAL, Diet & Lifestyle Product, 2011
SILVER MEDAL, Outstanding New Product, 2010
Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Bratwursts
BEST NEW PRODUCT, Meat, Poultry, & Charcuterie Category, 2017
Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Chicken Breasts
GOLD MEDAL, Outstanding Foodservice Product, 2012
Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Peppered Bacon
SILVER MEDAL, Outstanding Meat Product, 2008
American Tasting Institute
For nine (9) consecutive years (1994-2002), judging panels of Executive Chefs and Chefs de Cuisine honored Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon with the American Tasting Institute’s Gold Taste Award of Excellence.
American Tasting Institute chef panels have also awarded Gold Taste Awards of Excellence to these Nueske Applewood smoked products:
Honey Glazed Ham
Smoked Liver Paté
North American Meat Association
The North American Meat Association (NAMA) named Nueske’s Bacon Cheddar Bratwurst winner of its 2014 Gourmet Sausagefest “Hold The Mustard!” Award. Competition results were based on a blind taste test conducted by representatives of NAMA’s 600 member companies.
Our winning pork and beef bratwurst is enhanced with the addition of Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon morsels, smoked over smoldering embers of sweet Wisconsin Applewood, and genuine Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese.