Cochon Cannery, Breaux Bridge
While preparing a nightly special back in November of 2014, Chef Dustie Latiolais stumbled upon a succulent blend of pork and locally gathered ingredients in a consistency that was perfect for accompanying grilled meats, sandwiches and morning breakfast. After experimenting at home and perfecting the recipe, his Bacon Jam was given out as Christmas gifts to family and friends and quickly became a hit. The idea of cooking, jarring and selling this Jam came about after this holiday success. And thus, Cochon Cannery was born at the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market.
Cochon Cannery’s flagship product, our original Bacon Jam, is a carefully crafted blend of cured bacon, Steen’s cane syrup and vinegar, locally sourced unprocessed cane sugar, and onions. We care about our customers and strive to use local ingredients to achieve the best product. If it can be jarred, we add a little bit of bacon and a whole lot of love. At Cochon Cannery, we live and breathe bacon and love bringing that goodness to every one of our customers.
Cochon Cannery have grown since adding products like Apple Bacon Butter, Spicy Bacon Jam, Apple Bacon Rub, Seasonal fruit jams with bacon, and Pork Skins. Patrons helped grow a need for a store front. Dustie and his wife, Denise, decided why go anywhere else than their hometown, Breaux Bridge. With the store they continue to sell at the farmers market on Saturday morning and popups.
Cochon Cannery has one many competitions with their “secret ingredient”, Bacon Jam! Dustie honored to be named as one of the 2018 Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine’s Chefs to Watch this year.