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 newly discovered Bacon Jam was given out as Christmas gifts to family and friends and quickly became the talk of the town. The idea of cooking, jarring and selling this Jam came about after this holiday success. And thus, Cochon Cannery was born.
Cochon Cannery is a family ran operation. Dustie and his wife, Denise, continue to cook and jar Bacon Jam, as well as a whole bacon lineup, in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. On a trip down to the Lafayette Farmers and Artisan’s Market on any given Saturday morning, one can find the couple selling their Jam while their eight year old son, Dawson, and their four year old daughter, Demi, draw in the customers with their adorable looks and free samples.
Cochon Cannery was started at the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at Moncus Park on Saturday mornings back in 2015 with just their Bacon Jam. They have grown since adding products like Apple Bacon Butter, Spicy Bacon Jam, Apple Bacon Rub, Seasonal fruit jams with bacon, and Pork Skins. Their wonderful patrons helped them grow a need for a store front. Denise and Dustie decided why go anywhere else than their hometown, Breaux Bridge. Now Cochon Cannery is also located at 105 N. Main Street Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 with a few other great locally made products too.
Cochon Cannery has won many competitions with their “secret ingredient”, Bacon Jam! Dustie has also been named one of the 2018 Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine’s Chefs to Watch this year.
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 breath bacon and love bringing that goodness to every one of our customers.
Cochon Cannery Team
Denise & Dustie Latiolais- Co-Owners
Dawson Latiolais- Professional Taster/ Sales
Demi Latiolais- Professional Taster/ Sales
Mac Cormier- Creative Design