Arriving in time for International Bacon Day on Saturday, Sept. 5, Crystal Farms’ new Bacon Cheddar cheese food is a way to deliver bacon to a dish. Featuring real bacon and creamy white cheddar as ingredients, it is for snacking, cooking, grilling or topping off a sandwich. This year, International Bacon Day celebrations will go beyond a plate of bacon, or vegetable of the week wrapped in bacon. Now, bacon and cheddar will be melted and stuffed into every dish.

Reasons to crave Crystal Farms’ new Bacon Cheddar product:

  • Real bacon in every bite
  • Made with mild and creamy white cheddar, perfect for melting
  • Available in chunks or slices
  • Great for recipes, from breakfast through dinner and snacks

“Bacon is everywhere. It’s in ice cream, gum and celebrated in festivals. Through consumer research, we arrived at the perfect ratio of bacon and cheddar. We expect consumers will love the mild, creamy white cheddar that is complimented perfectly by the real bacon in every bite,” said Katie Egan, senior brand manager for Crystal Farms. “It’s no secret bacon and cheddar are two popular ingredients and now Crystal Farms is marrying the two together in the refrigerated dairy aisle of the grocery store.”

Bacon Facts:

  • 53% of households always have bacon on hand
  • In 2014, grocery sales of bacon reached a record high of $4.6 billion
  • In 2014, bacon was served to over 1.1 billion people
  • Bacon appears in more than 40 food subcategories in grocery stores
  • The average American consumes 18 pounds of bacon (and ten pounds of cheddar) every year