Surry Farms Bacon
Credit: Photograph by Dan Saelinger

Meat: Pasture-raised, antibiotic-free, certified-humane Berkshire pork
Style: Hickory smoked
Cure: Dry (employs nothing but curing salts and dry spices rubbed into the meat, followed by smoking – the traditional way to make artisanal bacon)
Taste: The essence of hickory-smoked rusticity: at once nutty, woodsy, and sweet
Use: The balanced flavor makes a great team player, harmonizing with lettuce and tomato on good bread.

[$28 for three 12 oz packages; surryfarms.com]