Nueske's

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Nueske's family story is about great ancestors who came to Wisconsin in 1882, bringing with them European skills of applewood smoking and dozens of recipes for spicing and curing meat.

In 1933, Grandpa R.C. Nueske couldn't find smoked meats as good as those his family made. So, he decided to market his smoked bacon, ham, poultry and sausage to friends, neighbors and general stores around northern Wisconsin.

Grandpa was confident his meats would sell despite the crushing Depression taking place. People needed cheering up – something new and exciting to try – so he loaded his truck with his "fancy meats" and took to the road.

As he built his business, Grandpa taught my Dad, Bob, and uncle Jim how to select meats with the right combination of leanness and tenderness... secrets of blending spices and curing... every step critical for creating quality smoked meats. Just as important, Grandpa taught them how to create glowing embers of applewood for perfect smoking and the Nueske's signature smoked flavor.

Of course, over the past 8 decades of producing premium-quality smoked meats, many improvement were made. Our plant is modern, well-equipped, employing custom-built smokehouses and state-of-the-art packaging equipment.

One thing that hasn't changed, though, is their smoked meat recipes. They're still Great-Great-Grandpa Wilhelm Nueske's recipes. They still import spices and blend them by hand. Binders, fillers, extenders and not used and no water is added to create artificial juiciness and additional weight.

Our featured Nueske's Product
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Nueske's Summer Sausage is a pure beef sausage blended with an Old World secret seasoning recipe that was handed down through 3 generations of the Nueske family.

Whether you tote these with you on a spring fishing trip or down ski slopes in winter, you will appreciate the natural quality and Applewood-smoked flavor of this meaty shelf-stable sausage.

All Nueske's Applewood Smoked Products
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A premium, farm-raised smoked duck breast, rich and succulent with a creamy amber fat cap, and patiently smoked over glowing embers of sweet Applewood. Nueske's duck breasts are boneless and arrive fully cooked and ready to serve at room... read more
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Nueske's Summer Sausage is a pure beef sausage blended with an Old World secret seasoning recipe that was handed down through 3 generations of the Nueske family. Whether you tote these with you on a spring fishing trip or down ski slopes in... read more
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Nueske's famous Canadian Bacon is made from specially selected hogs, which produce Canadian bacon so lean that there's very little to no waste. Their skilled butchers carefully hand trim the loins, then move them to a smokehouses where they... read more
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Have you ever tasted bacon that's been slow smoked over glowing Applewood embers for 24 hours? Bacon so lean you can actually watch it sizzle with minimal shrinkage? Bacon so rich with flavor you want to close your eyes and savor every last,... read more
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A fully cooked and ready to serve Honey-glazed ham; it's half a ham that still has a bone and is spiral sliced. Spiral slicing means that the ham is cut down to, and around, the bone for perfectly uniform slices. To separate from the bone, use... read more
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Nueske's is known and maybe even famous for their Applewood Smoked Bacon, so why change a winning concept? Well, maybe because of the addition of fresh-cracked Tellicherry peppercorns adds yet another zesty flavor to that glorious bacon. And... read more