What is Biltong?
Biltong dates back to the days of the Voortrekkers (Dutch ‘pioneers’ or frontiersmen) in colonial South Africa. Having no means of refrigeration, the Voortrekkers needed a way of preserving food for long journeys. In the colder months, they would cure game meat with vinegar and salt and hang the strips to dry. The result was biltong; a protein rich food that could be stored for months at a time. However, meat has been dried as a method of preservation for many thousands of years throughout Africa in pre-colonial history. In the olden days, it was made with whatever meat you could get your hands on; ranging from farmed beef and lamb, to game like kudu, buffalo and even ostrich.
Today, we use only the finest Australian beef in our biltong, but we stay true to our African heritage with every batch we make. As we tell first timers; “biltong is best enjoyed with friends, sport and your favourite ice cold beverage”.