Clarence Knebel Best of Show Award Past Winners

  • 2021     Dewig Meats, Haubstadt, Indiana (Lightweight Bacon)
  • 2020     No Winner
  • 2019     Karl’s Country Market, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin (Hungarian Sausage)
  • 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

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.