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Nationally Known for Our Bacon

Best Butcher Shop in Minnesota

WCCO Viewer's Choice for Best Butcher Shop in Minnesota — March 5, 2015
Melissa Clark released an article in the New York Times saying that she found some bacon with some real meat to it during her trip through Minnesota. She said that Thielen Meats of Pierz has bacon with an ideal meat-to-fat ratio: there's just enough fat to carry all that good porky flavor but not enough to leave a greasy puddle in the frying pan. Read Article.

Food Network

The Heartland Table — September 14, 2013
On September 14, 2013 we were highlighted in Amy Thielen's new Food Network Show called the Heartland Table.

New York Times Article

Bacon With Meat to It by Melissa Clark  — October 9, 2002
Melissa Clark released an article in the New York Times saying that she found some bacon with some real meat to it during her trip through Minnesota. She said that Thielen Meats of Pierz has bacon with an ideal meat-to-fat ratio: there's just enough fat to carry all that good porky flavor but not enough to leave a greasy puddle in the frying pan.

Star Tribune Article

Bacon Sales are Sizzling after Nation Gets a Whiff  — November 16, 2002
After the New York Times article was release the phones were sizzling at Thielen Meats in Pierz. For 80 years people have known about the uncommonly good bacon being produced in Morrison County by Thielen Meats of Pierz. The Thielens were working 14 hour days for weeks just to keep up with the deman for their famous bacon. They went from selling 1800 pounds a week to selling 9000 pounds a week. Bacon was even ordered by Martha Stewart for her cooking show.

Brainerd Dispatch Article

November 4, 2002 — The meat market was started in 1926 by the late Phil Thielen but is now owned and operated by his three great-grandsons Matt, Andy, and Joe Thielen. Their secret to their famous bacon is their smokeshouse which was designed by Phil Thielen.