THE ORIGINAL BILTONG COMPANY is a purveyor of fine, artisan Biltong and meat snacks made with love and passion by our South African Head Butcher and according to a family recipe passed down through more than 6 generations.
All of our handpicked meat is locally sourced, grass fed British Beef with total traceability back to the farm. We believe in understanding the provenance of our meat. We know where the animal was raised, how it was treated, how it lived. Our products are Gluten and sugar-free with no added MSG. We offer a wide and growing range of different spices and different Biltong and Droe Wors meat varieties from Original, Piri Piri and Garlic. We supply many pubs and top end restaurants and use an original family recipe that was handed down for over more than 6 generations. The word biltong is from the Dutch bil (“rump”) and tong (“strip” or “tongue”). There are many different versions and stories about where biltong jerky actually originated from, but one thing remains consistent. It came about from the need to preserve the meats that were hunted or raised for food as none of today’s modern preservation techniques existed. The methods of dried meat from Dutch settlers and used salt and vinegar to cure the meat, and spices that were freely available to add flavour. It was then hung in strips over tree branches to dry naturally in the sun. The biltong we eat today still harks back to those more primitive times but with a few modern twists.
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