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Who's Yer Favorite Local Butcher?


Joined Jan 4, 2020
For the 2nd year in a row, I bought 30 lbs of pork belly to make some bacon and it was about 80% fat. I know that pork belly is a roll of the dice, but I'd like a better return for the amount of work involved.

I'm in New Berlin and I've had great results from Rupenas and not so great from Rays. I mean overall, not just the pork belly.

Thought I'd pose the question, 'Who's your favorite butcher?'

JC in GB

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Joined Sep 28, 2018
Maplewood meats has the best pork belly I have used for bacon. You will pay premium price for it as well.

I got pork belly from GFS that worked well for bacon. More fat than the Maplewood belly.

JC. :emoji_cat:


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Joined Jun 13, 2017
No doubt my favorite is Berkshire bellies from a local to me Kroger. MEATY!


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Joined Aug 26, 2013
No real local butcher here. I drive 1.5 hours to Costco for pork belly

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