Kayem, known for its premium cuts of beef and pork, announces the launch of its first-ever handcrafted bacon. Beginning this month, Kayem’s Maplewood and Double Smoked Bacon is available on shelves in leading grocery stores across New England, including Market Basket and Big Y. 

“My family has been crafting the best tasting meats for over 100 years and our new bacon is exactly what you’d expect from Kayem. It’s pure awesome,” said Matt Monkiewicz, Kayem CEO. “New Englanders will finally be able to put bacon on their burgers or pair it with their eggs and taste what their ancestors had as real bacon.”

Handcrafted in small batches, the Maplewood and Double Smoked bacon is made with premium hand-trimmed pork bellies to create the perfect ratio of lean pork and fat in every crispy bite. Each batch is smoked for up to 10 hours with proprietary blends of natural hardwoods, and the use of state-of-the-art smokehouses allow Kayem to tightly manage the levels of smoke, humidity, and temperature to yield a perfect slab of bacon, each and every time. For those looking for a subtle hint of sweetness, the Maplewood bacon, which is also available in a butcher cut (~33% thicker), is cured with real maple syrup single sourced exclusively from Butternut Mountain Farm in Vermont, adding a unique profile of sweet and savory flavors.

Kayem, which was established in 1909, has been family-crafted for four generations in Chelsea, Mass. The company manufactures a large variety of premium cuts of beef and pork and is most famous for its Old Tyme Natural Casing franks, best known as “Fenway Franks.” Since 2009, Kayem has been the “Official Hot Dog of the Boston Red Sox.” 

About Kayem

Kayem Foods (pronounced K-M), founded in 1909, is the largest meat processor in New England. Owned and operated by the Monkiewicz family for more than 100 years, the company manufactures Kayem Franks, the #1 brand of franks sold in New England. Best known for its Old Tyme Natural Casing franks, Kayem produces over 100 varieties of hot dogs and 300 varieties of deli meats, sausage, and dinner hams under their family of brands. Kayem Foods is also the official frank and sausage of the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots.