About Us

Our Nueske's family ancestors came to Wisconsin in 1882, bringing with them European skills of Applewood smoking and dozens of recipes for spicing and curing meat.

In 1933, Grandpa R.C. Nueske couldn't find smoked meats as good as those his family made. So, he decided to market his smoked bacon, ham, poultry and sausage to friends, neighbors and general stores around northern Wisconsin.

Grandpa was confident his meats would sell despite the crushing Depression taking place. People needed cheering up – something new and exciting to try – so he loaded his truck with his "fancy meats" and took to the road.

As he built his business, Grandpa taught my Dad, Bob, & Uncle Jim how to select meats with the right combination of leanness and tenderness... secrets of blending spices and curing... every step critical for creating quality smoked meats. Just as important, Grandpa taught them how to create glowing embers of Applewood for perfect smoking and the Nueske's signature smoked flavor.

 

Times Change… Quality, Never

 

Of course, over the past eight decades of producing premium-quality smoked meats, we've made many production improvements. Our plant is modern, well-equipped, employing custom-built smokehouses and state-of-the-art packaging equipment.

One thing that hasn't changed, though, is our smoked meat recipes. They're still Great-Great-Grandpa Wilhelm Nueske's… genuinely traditional… extraordinarily delicious. We still import our spices and blend them by hand. We never use binders, fillers, extenders... or add water to create artificial juiciness and additional weight.

We load our smokehouses carefully, grouping product according to weight and size. With the perfect blend of time and temperature, our meats are slowly smoked over glowing embers of sweet Applewood.

Instead of statistical random-sampling to estimate product quality, we assure perfection by inspecting our products continually throughout the production process, individually tasting every batch. Assembly line production is NOT the Nueske way. Stability, patience, purity… these are the values that continue to give Nueske's bacon, ham, poultry and sausage products their award-winning, signature smoked flavor.

 
Tanya Nueske

Nueske's Company Store


Company Store Hours

Mon - Thu: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri - 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Sat - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sun - Closed

Company Store Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving, November 28, 2024  - Closed
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Christmas Day, December 25, 2024  - Closed

New Year's Eve, December 31, 2024  - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New Year's Day, January 1, 2025 - Closed

For additional Company Store information, please call our store directly at (715) 253-4059


Special Customer Services

Take advantage of these convenient, year-round services provided at the Nueske's company store in Wittenberg WI:

  • Delicious Applewood Smoked Hams for family & holiday dinners
  • Variety of Nueske's Meats - Perfect for cookouts and gatherings
  • Great complimentary items - Spices, condiments, jams/jellys, coffee etc.
  • Purchase Nueske's gift cards

Driving Directions To Nueske's Company Store

1390 E. Grand Ave. 
Wittenberg, WI 54499


Nueske's is easy to reach from anywhere in central Wisconsin:

From NORTH: Follow Highway 45, cross new Highway 29 and enter Wittenberg. Turn left on Grand Avenue. Within less than a mile, you'll see our company store on left.

From SOUTH: Highway 45 North, take Highway 29 West. On Highway 29, take Exit 196. At the stop sign, turn right and proceed 500 feet to store on left.

From WEST: From new Highway 29, take Exit 195. Turn right on Highway 45 to Grand Avenue. Turn left and proceed 0.7 miles to our store on left.

From EAST: Follow new Highway 29 West, take Exit 196. At stop sign, turn right and proceed 500 feet to our store on left.

If you're traveling through Wittenberg when our store is closed, you can find a variety of our most popular Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats at the Wilderness Crossing Truck Stop (junction of Highways 45 & 29, open 24 hours) and both Wagner Shell Wittenberg and Wagner Shell Food Mart Wittenberg, WI.


Videos


How To Make a Nueske's Blended Bacon Burger

August 31, 2018

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September 27, 2017

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How To Make a BLT with Braised Nueske's Bacon & Fried Green Tomatoes

September 27, 2017

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How to Carve a Nueske's Spiral Sliced Bone-In Ham

October 9, 2015

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"We not only produce the world’s finest quality smoked bacon, ham, poultry and smoked meats, 
but we strive to hire the best employees and create an engaging workplace. 
Our culture is built on respect, integrity and trust.
We are committed to cultivating a vibrant future with your involvement.
We look forward to learning more about YOU."

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