Our commitment to quality starts with our Heritage Hogs, meaning hogs with good genes from long, documented bloodlines.
Our bacon comes from the ultra-tender bellies of Heritage breed hogs and gets its standout flavor from our signature dry rub that co-founder Erik perfected using his culinary background and the highest-quality, freshest ingredients possible. We slow-cure our bacon, and we mean slow. We give it a full 12 days to absorb the exceptional flavor of the dry rub. Of course, we can’t tell you everything that goes in it, but we’ll tell you why it’s so delicious.
Founded by Shannon and Erik Duffy, two brothers from Iowa, our benchmark for taste and quality is re-setting the industry standard. We believe there’s a better way to bacon. Our obsession with quality goes beyond our final product to the lives our hogs live and how they’re treated. It’s at the core of our quality promise. Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it results in the best tasting pork money can buy.
We invest in ingredients that meet the insanely high standards we set for our meats. But most importantly, we take our time. We believe that’s the one thing that sets our pork apart from the rest. Giving our hogs time to mature, taking our time searching for the best ingredients we can find, and allowing our bacon to dry cure for two weeks and smoking it for eight hours. That’s some serious patience and it’s the key to the finest pork that’ll ever grace your mouth. Tender Belly pushes the limits on premium pork and creates amazing products under a brand known for being ‘Certified Awesome.’ We make every effort to be environmentally conscious; choosing farms close to processing plants to cut down unnecessary transportation, promoting feed that is good for the environment, along with insulated, biodegradable wrapping, making sure everything is sourced with care.
We’re on a mission to craft the most crazy tasty bacon on planet earth.