Butcher insures tastebuds for £1m

It would appear Bpex master butcher Keith Fisher is the proud owner of a million pound mouth, after insuring his taste buds for a cool £1m.

The well known fourth generation butcher, who is lending his skills as Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week resident “baconologist”, has more than 40 years experience in the meat business, and has tasted more than 50,000 samples of bacon during that time.

To protect those life-long skills, Love Pork, the group behind Bacon week decided to ensure Keith’s precious taste-buds.

On learning of the decision, Keith said: “I’m passionate about quality bacon and the range of cuts and cures that we produce is just outstanding. Butchers of course have been perfecting the art of bacon curing for hundreds of years but it’s great to see the huge variety of bacon cures that are now available in supermarkets too.

“My ability to taste the subtleties in different producers’ bacon has stood me in very good stead over the years and has proven to be critically important when it comes to judging the best of the best.”

Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week, which launched this week, celebrates the vast range of tasty, quality bacon available to savour in the UK today, such as that identified by the Red Tractor mark.