Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, Wittenberg, Wis., debuted a new specialty sausage.

Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Bratwurst is an applewood smoked natural casing that’s smoked over sweet applewood and blended with chunks of real Wisconsin cheddar cheese, savory pieces of Nueske’s own applewood smoked bacon and zesty heat from flecks of jalapeño peppers.   

These new brats come in a retail package size of 1 pound and a foodservice package size of 5.5 pounds; each pound contains approximately 5 bratwurst links that are pre-cooked and ready to warm and serve. 

“We’ve been working diligently to get this recipe exactly where we want it, and we’re really pleased with the end result,” says Tanya Nueske, chief executive officer. “These brats are a perfectly rich balance of cheese, bacon, smoke and heat, and we know our customers will enjoy them as much as we do.” 

Nueske’s Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Bratwurst is available to chefs, retailers and home cooks nationwide.