Jonny Biltong artisan snacks

Biltong is a South African delicacy, a form of seasoned, dried meat made from fine cuts of beef. Its gamey texture and savoury, spice-absorbed taste is perfect for any meat lover.

What’s more, this carefully crafted artisan snack is packed with some surprising health benefits. Lean and packed with protein, Biltong is the perfect low-carb, low-sugar snack offering essential vitamins, minerals and iron without compromising on flavour

Biltong is one of the most versatile meat snacks available today. If you’re a triathlon competitor, athlete or participate in endurance events, Biltong is the perfect pick-me-up for a protein hit.  

Easy Travel Product

Our Biltong is packed in lightweight, airtight Mylar bags for easy travel, and they keep well at room temperature. Our packets fit perfectly into any rucksack, sports bag, gym sack - or even your pocket! Biltong takes up very little room and can provide protein boosts right when you need them. So, if you’re an adventurer or sports enthusiast, this is the ideal snack for you. 

Made in Durham

Our Biltong a great alternative pub snack, a savoury substitute for high-fat snacks like crisps, fries, beef jerky and pork scratchings. Perfect for pairing with a drink at the bar! 

A family-run business, at Jonny Biltong we hand-make Biltong in small batches to ensure the taste is always exceptional. We’re based in Durham, a region of the country known to many as `the land of the Prince Bishops`, in the North East of England. 

Our passion for creating Biltong began in 2016, after realising the many benefits of this South African delicacy. Type 2 diabetes had been present in our family, and we wanted to find a natural product low in carbs and sugar, yet high in protein and uncompromising on flavour. Biltong fit the bill - a great source of iron and vitamins such as B12 while remaining low in saturated fat. We soon realised that Biltong could fit perfectly with a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Our high-quality meat is sourced from local farms in Durham. We start with a full cut of steak which encourages the ageing process which gives the meat its unique flavour.  We only use the best British Silverside beef. Any excess fat is trimmed off to give the leanest possible beef to work with from the start (approximately 220g of raw beef is used to make 100g of finished Biltong).

We cure the meat for several hours in award-winning Apple Cyder Vinegar, crafted from a special blend of English Apples produced in Suffolk, England since 1728. This cider has a delicate apple flavour and a pleasant, clean finish which complements the curing and marinating process beautifully. 

The next production stage is to add Pink Himalayan Rock Salt, one of the oldest and most pristine salts in the world. This salt was deposited from prehistoric waters over 250 millions of years ago from unpolluted seas. Simply put, this is the finest, unrefined and additive-free salt available - mined from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains in Pakistan.  

A mixture of high-quality herbs and spices (freshly prepared in-house just before the curing and marinating process) are then added to the marinade. Next, we let the beef rest for a minimum of 24 hours in our refrigerators. 

The beef is then removed from the refrigerators and hung in our custom-made dehydrators, so the drying process can start. Our Biltong is then monitored several times a day for a minimum of 4 to 6 days under low temperature and controlled air-flows. Air drying the meat in this way means the beef preserves all its protein

Once our Biltong is ready, we hand-pick, slice and pack the product ready for you to enjoy! 

Try the selected cuts of the best British beef air-dried using hand-picked herbs and our special family recipes. 

All the carbohydrates that we eat are broken down into glucose. The type, and amount, you consume can make a difference to your blood glucose levels and diabetes management. That’s why we take control of every ingredient used in the Biltong production process, and we can guarantee no additional sugar is added to any of our Biltong product range. 

We source pure, high-quality herbs and spices to use in our Biltong recipes, blending our own unique Biltong mix. Each batch of spice mix is freshly prepared prior to production, allowing the meat to absorb the aromatic flavours from each individual herb and spice from the early stages of production.

This process gives us a most wonderful flavouring with no need for sugars or sweeteners to be added. As the business progresses, more new flavours will be added. 

Jonny Biltong and Bacon Company

Cotsford Hall,Peterlee, SR8 5UD, County Durham

Phone: 07590 996953


Posted on 08 May 2020 by MinE Team

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