About Us

Wenneman Meat Co. is a custom beef and pork processor providing the finest cuts of meat and products for its valued customers.

For nearly 100 years, the Wenneman family business has been a tradition for many people in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. With total commitment to customer satisfaction as our primary objective, we place great emphasis on product quality and customer service.

Wenneman Meat Company is a full service, federally inspected, old fashioned butcher shop and meat market. We produce a complete line of our own meat, deli and poultry products. Our formulations and recipes have been passed down for generations, and remain unchanged, while continuing to grow our product lines.

Third generation owners, Brad Schmitz and Paul Otten, would personally like to invite you to stop by and taste the way we do our business!

Around Our Plant

Wenneman's production facility is located in Saint Libory, Illinois. We're about 40 miles Southeast of St. Louis, Missouri.

If you can't make it to our retail shop, reach out to your local grocery store and ask them to carry our products.

Take a virtual tour of our plant with Kat Neville of FeastTV.

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Why Wenneman Hickory Smoked Bacon?

Wenneman makes over 10,000 pounds of bacon each week, ensuring that you have truly fresh, great tasting bacon. Our bacon is flavored with true hickory smoke flavor using real wood, and less salt making it healthier. The consistent thickness of our bacon slices means consistent cooking throughout, with minimal curling. Come see why our bacon was the 2014 IAMP Reserve Grand Champion Winner!

Wenneman Award Winning Hickory Smoked Bacon
2014 Reserve Grand Champion IAMP Winner

For over 81 years, the Wenneman family business has been making quality hickory smoked bacon. Currently, Wenneman Meat Co makes over 10,000 lbs of bacon each week. This ensures you quality fresh smoked bacon with great taste at a good price with a good shelf life. We also offer a Peppered Bacon, which has a great taste.

Healthier Bacon? Wenneman Meat took 20 lbs of salt out of the brine used to make its bacon, which means a healthier great tasting bacon for you. It's as healthy as we can make our bacon. We hope you enjoy it.

Real Hickory Wood! That's right, real hickory wood is used in the smoking process. You may have seen some of the bigger processors on TV using "Spray On Smoke Flavor" in their mega plants... Do you want to eat "Spray On Smoke Flavor"? We don't, which is why we use real hickory wood in our smoke houses.

Packaging sizes come in 1 lb. cryvac and 10 lb. or 25 lb. bulk sliced boxes and full slabs, either rind on or rind off.

Our bacon slicer guarantees consistency in thickness for your bacon so it cooks up evenly at home or in your restaurant. We slice bacon multiple times each week.

Wenneman offers bacon ends or "Seconds" at a great price in 20 lb. boxes. Some of these pieces may be nearly full length, some may be shorter, but either way, it's still the same great bacon you're used to. The end pieces are perfect to chop for baked potatoes, salads or using in omelets or green beans.

Why Wenneman Hickory Smoked Ham?

Our Traditional Hickory Smoked Ham is made using Wenneman's own gluten-free and MSG-free recipe and contains no filler products. Our hams are fresh, never frozen, and have the great taste and texture that will keep everyone coming back for seconds. Come see why our ham was the 2014 IAMP Grand Champion Award Winner!