Clarence Knebel Best of Show Memorial Award Winners

The Clarence Knebel Best of Show Memorial Award was established in honor of Clarence Knebel to honor the “Best of the Best” from the award-winning products entered in the annual American Cured Meat Championships.


  • 2018     Cured Specialty Meat Product (Shank-on Boneless Ham) – Country Meat Shop, Moberly, MO
  • 2017     Cured Specialty Meat Product (Round Bacon) – Country Meat Shop, Moberly, MO
  • 2016     Cured Specialty Meat Product (Spicy Peeperoni) – Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing, Elmwood, WI
  • 2015     Country Bacon – Bardine’s Country Smokehouse, Crabtree, PA
  • 2014     Ham – Bone-In (Heavyweight) – Maplewood Meats, Green Bay, WI
  • 2013     Cooked Summer Sausage – Greg’s Meat Processing, Hampton, MN
  • 2012     Lightweight Bone-In Ham – Bardine’s Country Smokehouse, Crabtree, PA
  • 2011     Cured Specialty Meat Product (Canadian-Style Bacon) – Maplewood Meats, Green Bay, WI
  • 2010     Braunschweiger – Fisher Packing Company, Portland, IN
  • 2009     Dried Beef – Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing, Elmwood, WI
  • 2008     Large Diameter Luncheon Meat – Farmers Place, Downtown South Edmeston, NY
  • 2007     Small Diameter Smoked & Cooked Sausage – St. Joseph Meat Market Inc., St. Joseph, MN
  • 2006     Dried Beef – Eickman’s Processing Co., Seward, IL
  • 2005     Ham – Boneless (Commercial) – RJ’s fresh Meats, Hudson, WI
  • 2004     Ham – Bone-In (Heavyweight) – The Butcher Shop LLC, Fennimore, WI
  • 2003     Cooked Summer Sausage – Maplewood Meats, Green Bay, WI
  • 2002     Large Diameter Luncheon Meat – Farmers Place, Downtown South Edmeston, NY
  • 2001     Smoked Turkey – Weber Meats, Inc., Geneseo, IL
  • 2000     Country Bacon – Pat’s Country Market, Arcadia, WI
  • 1999     Small Diameter Smoked & Cooked Sausage – Steve’s Meat Market, Ellendale, MN
  • 1998     Country Bacon – Pat’s Country Market, Arcadia, WI
  • 1997     Uncooked Summer Sausage – Nick’s Meats & Grocery, Hayward, MN
  • 1996     Uncooked Summer Sausage – Nick’s meats & Grocery, Hayward, MN
  • 1995     Uncooked Summer Sausage – Lake Geneva Country Meats, Inc., Lake Geneva, WI
  • 1994     Dried Beef – Elburn Market Inc., Elburn, IL