Voted America's Best Bacon! Our bacon begins with superior Duroc hogs. A 175-year-old heritage breed prized for its high level of marbling that creates a naturally moist and tender texture. Skilled artisans apply our special dry rub recipe of salt, brown sugar, black pepper and curing salts to each belly. The seasoned bellies absorb the cure for one week, and then hang over real applewood chips to naturally smoke for a dense, meaty texture.