My home base is in Theresa, WI (home of Widmer's Cheese!) . Howling Wolf products can be purchased in Theresa at Confections For Any Occasions on Main Street.
All Howling Wolf products are produced in a plant near Oconomowoc, WI. I am a proud member of the Something Special from Wisconsin program.
How did you get your start?
I have been in the culinary business for over 27 years. My culinary apprenticeship was at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and afterwards I lived and worked in the Loire Valley of France for 2 years.
I have always been a big fan of barbecue, so when I opened my restaurant in Wyoming (just outside of Jackson Hole) in 2001, I focused on serving my customers the best BBQ around. I perfected my products there at Cafe Wyoming, and eventually sold the restaurant to focus on the BBQ sauces and rubs full time.
What is a dry rub and how would I use one?
My dry rubs are a blend of high quality herbs and spices mixed with sea salt to enhance the flavors of your food.
The easiest way to use them is just rub a thin layer on any cut of meat and cook as usual. For large cuts of meat, you can leave the rub on overnight for the deepest flavor. All of my rubs are great on chicken, pork, and beef as well as their specific intended use. Feel free to sprinkle them on pastas, potatoes and other vegetables. They can be great on tofu and other soy products, too!
Where can I buy Howling Wolf products?
I am in the Wisconsin Products Pavillion at the WI State Fair in August.
Howling Wolf products are also available online and in several Wisconsin stores. Talk to your store manager if you'd like to see it in a store near you! http://hwbbq.com
What is the shelf life of Howling Wolf products?
All of my sauces and rubs have passed the FDA 2 year shelf life test with no preservatices, but I recomend using them within a year for best flavor. To extend the life, keep the sauces refridgerated and the rubs in a cool dark place.
Are any Howling Wolf products Gluten Free?
I don't add any ingredients to any of my products that contain gluten. My products are also free of any preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, fat, cholesterol, or artificial colors or flavorings. I only use real food ingredients that you might find in your own kitchen. All of the spices used are pure with no fillers of any kind. Feel free to contact me for more detailed ingredient and nutritional information.
What is your favorite Howling Wolf Product?
Since these are all made from my own recipes, that is like asking me to pick a favorite child. I love them all! This summer I have been using the Cranberry Orange often on grilled chicken, so at the moment, I will choose the Cranberry Orange BBQ sauce, and since I keep a jar of the Land & Sea Rub on my dinner table at all times, I'll pick that as my current favorite rub ... if I have to.