Allan Benton is a meat maker of the porcine variety and has chefs from around the country clamoring for his tasty pork products. Allan is the owner of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams in Monroe County, Tennessee and comes from a family with a rich history of curing and smoking meats.
Allan has been running the business for over 30 years now and has achieved a great deal of attention and recognition for his scrumptious creations. In fact, Esquire Magazine called Benton’s the “world’s best bacon” in their August 17, 2009 online article. (NOTE: although Bacon Today certainly doesn’t endorse Esquire Magazine as an authority on bacon, we’re sure Benton’s is mighty tasty)
Benton has a genuine love for the work he does. “When somebody calls me on the phone and says, ‘Oh my, this ham or this bacon was absolutely incredible,’ it makes it so easy to get up and come to work the next morning.” All we can say is thank goodness for folks like Allan Benton. They keep the world supplied with that sweet, sweet bacon we all love so dearly.
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