Chefs and retailers can now source bacon made with premium beef thanks to Certified Angus Beef brand Schmacon.  

Schmacon, produced by Schmaltz Products and Delicatessen, Naperville, Ill., delivers smoky, sweet, beefy flavor.

“This beef bacon really hits the mark on quality, flavor, texture and crispness,” says Howard Bender, creator. “Hands down, Certified Angus Beef brand Schmacon belongs on breakfast menus and excels any time of day.”

These hearty strips of beef start with carefully trimmed, whole-muscle Certified Angus Beef brand cuts.

“The Certified Angus Beef brand was simply the ultimate match for delivering exceptional quality and flavor,” Bender adds. “Working with the chefs and beef experts with the brand, we’ve created an exclusive flavor profile with our unique process.”

“There is a growing market for new proteins for breakfast, lunch and dinner applications,” says chef Peter Rosenberg, corporate chef for the Certified Angus Beef brand. “This smoky, mildly salty and slightly sweet beef is very appealing. This grassroots company spent more than four years getting it just right. The texture is distinctly different and makes a great alternative to regular pork bacon.”

Certified Angus Beef brand Schmacon is an ideal ingredient in a menu item, such as beef bacon lardons or diced beef bacon carbonara-style with angel hair pasta and creamy cracked black peppercorn sauce.

A 12-ounce package retails for about $6.