Awards & Recognition

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At Boar’s Head, all of our products are made with exceptional care and attention to detail. We are proud that so many of our products have been honored for our continued standards of quality.

February 2024

Product of the Year USA

Firesmith Flame Grilled Chicken Breast Voted 2024 Product of the Year! Winner of the Meat Entree category in a survey of 40,000 people conducted by Kantar.

Firesmith® Flame Grilled Chicken Breast


  • February 2024

    The Daily Meal

    Boar's Head Greek Yogurt Dip recognized as the first-place pick by The Daily Meal. Against other store-bought zatziki brands, Boar's Head truly surpassed the rest. It was the only brand that stood up against this writer's competition when it came to both texture and taste.

    Greek Yogurt Dip


  • November 2023

    Taste of Home

    Boars Head Kosher Dill Pickles were recognized to have the "most complex flavor" by Taste of Home in a test by their experts to find the best pickles available.

    Kosher Dill Pickles
  • May 2023


    Boar's Head Uncured Beef Frankfurters are recognized as the "Best Splurge Hot Dog" by Delish editors who tasted two dozen different hot dog brands and identified 6 top brands.

    Uncured Beef Frankfurters
  • January 2023

    All Recipes

    Boar's Head recognized for the best deli meat in the lunch and dinner category by All Recipes as part of their 2023 Allrecipes Community Choice Awards. Their annual survey received responses from 3,431 readers who were asked to choose their favorite brands across 65 different grocery and household categories. Readers had the option to select multiple brands, skip categories, and write in an answer to categories.

    Deli Meat


  • October 2022


    TastingTable's definitive ranking of Boar's Head deli meats. 

    Deli Meat


  • June 2020

    Cook's Country

    Boar's Head Kosher Dill Pickles were recognized as "Best Whole Pickles" by Cook's Country. Taste testers loved our Pickle's firm crunch and strong notes of garlic and dill that offer a refreshing, homemade flavor. 

    Kosher Dill Pickles


  • February 2018

    Cooks Illustrated Magazine

    Of the most highly regarded pecorino cheeses around the country, Cooks Illustrated named Boars Head Pecorino Romano its top choice.

    Pecorino Romano Cheese


  • July 2017

    Bon Appétit

    Bon Appétit's definitive ranking of Boar's Head cheeses.

  • July 2017

    Tampa Bay Times

    Boars Head Pepperoni was recognized as the best among competitors in a group taste test by the Tampa Bay Times.

    Sandwich Style Pepperoni


  • July 2016

    Cook's Country

    Over 20 editors and cooks unanimously voted Boars Head Parmigiano-Reggiano the best supermarket Parmesan.


  • July/August 2014

    SHAPE Magazine

    SHAPE Magazine named Boars Head Roasted Red Pepper Hummus as a winner in its Editors Choice Awards as one of their best creamy snacks. Your baby carrots, celery sticks, and whole-wheat crackers have finally met their match: This hummus adds a spicy kick to complement your chosen healthy scooper, plus 2 grams of hunger-busting protein per serving."

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • June 2014

    SELF Magazine

    SELF named Boars Head All Natural Roasted Turkey Breast as the deli turkey breast winner in their Health Food Awards program. 

    All Natural Roasted Turkey Breast


  • June 2013

    Cook's Country

    Boars Head Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeño was voted the winner in a blind taste test. This buttery cheese had a tangy, cheddarlike flavor that was clean and nicely balanced, and the jalapeños gave it a bright, assertive kick. The texture was even and firm yet creamy.

  • June 2013

    SELF Magazine Healthy Food Awards

    Boars Head Ovengold® Turkey Breast was awarded Best Turkey Deli Slice in SELF Magazines 2013 Healthy Food Awards. Testers said, Tastes like Thanksgiving—minus the guilt.


  • November 2012

    Men's Health

    Boars Head All Natural* Cap-Off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef was named healthiest lunch meat in the beef category by Mens Health. This roast beef has 14 grams of protein for a 2oz. serving, more than other lunch meats.

    All Natural* Roasted Beef
  • June 2012

    SELF Magazine

    Boars Head All Natural Applewood Smoked Uncured Ham was voted Best Deli Ham in SELF Magazines Healthy Food Awards 2012. Testers loved the not-too-salty, fresh from the oven and just carved flavor.

    All Natural* Smoked Uncured Ham
  • Best of Gluten-Free Awards sponsored by Triumph Dining

    Boars Head won for Best Gluten-Free Lunch Meat. Winners are chosen by popular vote.

    Gluten Free Products


  • Diabetes Focus 2011 Healthy Food Award

    Boars Head Black Forest Brand 25% Lower Sodium Smoked Ham received the Diabetes Focus 2011 Healthy Food Award. It was noted as being dietician approved for being lower in sugar, carbs and saturated fat along with a high ranking in a taste test. The ham was described as with a hint of sweetness, this low-calorie ham works best in almost any sandwich.

    Black Forest Smoked Ham
  • June 2011

    SELF Magazine

    Boars Head Ovengold Turkey Breast was voted Best Deli Turkey in SELF Magazines Healthy Food Awards 2011. Panelists said this addicting turkey had a unique spicy taste. Pile a few slices on whole-wheat bread or dice it for a high-in-protein sa

    Ovengold® Turkey Breast
  • June 2011

    Cooks Country

    Boars Head Kosher Dill Whole Pickles were voted the winner in a blind taste test. These kosher dills were, tasters summed up, salty, sour, and crunchy - everything a dill pickle should be.

  • June 2011

    Real Simple

    Real Simple magazine named Boars Head Savory Remoulade Cajun Style Mayonnaise as the best cook-out condiment for shrimp. Who needs a tartar sauce? Instead, try this distinctive Nawlins-style dip, redolent of paprika, red pepper, and mustard.

    Savory Remoulade Cajun St
  • April 2011

    Cooking Light

    Cooking Light named their top choices for lower sodium foods and Boar's Head All Natural Cap-Off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef made the list. The flavor was described as, It tastes like a Sunday supper roast that grandma baked from scratch.

    All Natural Cap-off Round


  • June 2010

    Better Homes & Gardens Best New Product Award

    Boars Head EverRoast® Oven Roasted Chicken Breast was voted the Best New Product in the Deli Category in the Better Homes and Gardens 2010 Best New Product Award. The award was presented following an independent study, conducted by BrandSpark Intern

  • June 2010

    Cooks Illustrated and Cooks Country

    Boars Head Kosher Dill Whole Pickles are a bite above the rest. Cooks Illustrated and Cooks Country magazines taste tested five national brands looking for the best kosher dill pickle and our Kosher Dill Whole Pickles were named the best.

    Ovengold® Turkey Breast
  • May 2010

    Womans World

    Womans World magazine touted Boars Head Lite Beef Frankfurters as one of the best healthy hot dogs. According to hot dog blogger, Mike Wick, They have a strong garlic flavor—almost hot. After the initial burst of heat hits you, it lets up and you get this hearty beef taste. Plus, they have just six grams of fat."

    Lite Beef Frankfurters
  • May 2010

    Every Day with Rachel Ray

    Every Day with Rachael Ray listed Boars Head Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese as an item to splurge on because as Rach says, Imported parmigiano-reggiano is always worth the splurge. Knockoffs lack the nutty, multilayered flavors of this Italian staple.


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