We are so excited to offer this one-of-a-kind bacon from just outside Knoxville, TN. Having been in business since 1947, Benton's has mastered the art of dry-curing hams and bacon, building a delicious reputation. From their humble beginnings as simple go-to breakfast staples, Benton's meats have erupted in the gourmet cooking world receiving high praises for their incredible smoke flavor. Top chefs around the country proudly use this bacon in their dishes. It's dry-cured by hand with salt, brown sugar, and black pepper. After being cured and dried, it's then smoked in-house for two to three days, and hand-packed on site. The amount of time and care put into preparing this new food find radiates in each deliciously smoky bite. It may seem unusual, but this product does not require refrigeration and is shipped without ice. It is a shelf-stable product.