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C. Roy’s (Home of Yale Bologna)

I had the privilege of chatting with Nancy from Yale, Michigan at C. Roy’s (Home of Yale Bologna). They are a USDA, family owned and operated, certified organic processing plant. They process beef, pork, and of course, their famous Michigan made Yale Bologna in which I had the opportunity to taste. And, will work on some recipes with this delicious sausage.

Each year during the last weekend of July, the small but enthusiastic town of Yale, Michigan celebrates the world famous Yale Bologna Festival. Thousands of people gather and joyfully consume tons of Yale Bologna.

You don’t have to wait for the festival to enjoy Yale Bologna. Each week hundreds of fresh smoked Yale Bologna rings are made with great pride as C. Roy, Inc. (Mr. Cecil Roy was born in Trenton, Ontario) continues its heritage and history as the original makers of Yale Bologna. Make plans to come on over the last weekend in July and have some fun at the festival. You can watch the crowning of the king & queen, and the princes and princes of Yale Bologna.  There’s lots of fun for all ages. http://croyinc.com/yale-bologna-festival/

Photo taken by Pat Cornect


Bacon-Wrapped Bolo Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Bolo Bites are incredibly delicious and simple to prepare. It is definitely a crowd pleaser at any party or snack time. With just three ingredients you can have this mouth-watering hors d’oeuvre completed in less than 30 minutes.

Bacon-Wrapped-Bolo-Bites4Makes 32 servings


  • 1 lb bologna, cut in ¾“ cubes
  • 1 lb bacon (33% less salt)
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago cheese


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment. Cut bologna in 32 cubes. Partially cook bacon (drain on paper towels) and cut slices in half.

Wrap bologna cubes with bacon and secure with toothpicks. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 7-8 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese and bake for another 2 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes prior to serving.