The Story of Nolechek’s Meats
Nolechek’s Meats of Thorp, Wisconsin is a family-owned company with a passion for incredible meat products and the awards to support their claim as “Wisconsin’s Finest.” Nolechek’s Meats was founded in 1952, by Bill, Sr. Bill and his wife, Dee. Bill’s mission was to produce the highest quality ham, bacon, and sausage products. The traditions of quality and excellence are carried on today, by Bill, Jr. and Kelly; along with a dedicated team of people.
Nolechek’s offers a large selection of award-winning, quality meats that are sure to satisfy any meat connoisseur. They use natural hickory chips for smoking all their products. The awards and testimonials they have received throughout the years attest to the superior quality of their products.
Award Winning Bacon
Nolechek’s bacon recently won an international gold medal by the German Butcher’s Association and was awarded Grand Champion in 2015 from the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors.
These awards are a testament to the dedication of three generations of ownership and staff that never settles for anything less than perfection. These awards from the German Butchers’ Association demonstrate the international competitiveness of Nolechek’s products and are a reminder of the high quality meats they create.
We’ve taken great precautions to ensure that your order will arrive in the high quality that you deserve.
All perishable meat products are shipped frozen directly from the meat market producer on Mondays and Tuesdays only. Some orders may be shipped on Wednesdays in limited circumstances due to estimated transit times. This guarantees that the products will arrive in the freshest possible condition.
We ship all of our meats in re-useable insulated coolers with gel packs. Your meats will arrive cold within USDA guidelines, but probably not still frozen.
Please see our Shipping Information page for more details.
Bacon Care and Cooking Instructions
When receiving your order, promptly refrigerate all packages of bacon that will be cooked within the next three (3) days. Any bacon that will not be eaten in the next three days should be stored in the freezer.
Cooking Your Bacon
There are a few ways to cook bacon. We recommend baking bacon for the best results.
- Bake bacon in the oven.
- Fry bacon in a pan.
- Grill bacon.
- Microwave bacon (as a last resort).