Nueske’s, the famed applewood-smoked bacon maker, just introduced a nitrite- and nitrate-free bacon smoked with wild cherrywood. We sampled it at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, and liked its tangy smokiness. Nueske’s says it smokes the bacon over an open fire stocked with cherry logs for 24 hours and prepares it using sugar, sea salt, and celery juice (a natural source of preservatives). It’s just rolling out to retail in 12-ounce packages, so keep an eye out.
Nueske’s Wild Cherrywood Smoked Bacon, price varies