Can I take South African biltong home with me?

As biltong is a food item, there will always be laws on who can import and export it. These laws can also be very different from country to country. And yes, while it may surprise you to learn this, even taking a food item home as a gift or personal use counts as ‘import and export’ when we’re talking about food! While we’ve done our best to make sure this is only the very best, up-to-date information on who can import biltong and remember that excise rules can change quickly, it’s always best to have a quick word with your local area authorities. [READ MORE]

Biltong for beginners

What is the best meat for biltong? The easy answer is that almost any meat will do- there are even people making tasty dried meat with chicken and fish- but to get the very best results every time, there’s some biltong making tips you should know starts with getting the perfect cut of meat. [READ MORE]

Does Biltong Fit Your Diet? The Shocking Answer is YES

Maybe you’ve decided it’s time for a healthier lifestyle, or perhaps you just want to look a few kilos lighter for your highschool reunion. No matter what your motivation may be, finding delicious snacks that fit your diet can be the hardest part. A key part of staying motivated and on-track is the ability to splurge a little on something tasty, but you want to make sure that treat isn’t setting you back, either. Biltong fans far and wide will be thrilled to know that biltong makes an excellent diet snack- and here’s why! [READ MORE]

Biltong vs Jerky – What’s the difference (and does it matter)?

Biltong vs Beef Jerky

Ask a biltong lover if it’s the same as beef jerky, and you’ll earn a sharp word or two! Yet it’s tempting to assume these two very similar snacks have a lot in common because they do! It’s the differences between beef jerky vs biltong, however, that count the most.  Let’s take a closer look at why biltong is so different from jerky, and how that affects the taste and texture of this healthy, diet-friendly snack. [READ MORE]

What is the ideal biltong drying temperature?

One of the stand-out features of biltong is the soft, moist-yet-snappy texture it gets from its unique method of production. It’s something hard to replicate with mere heating, and it’s one of the key drivers in the differences between beef jerky and biltong. If you’re making biltong at home, how do you make sure you find that perfect sweet spot between safety and taste? Today we look at the right temperature to make biltong, and some nifty tips and tricks to ensure consistent, flavourful batches. [READ MORE]

Why is biltong expensive?

Biltong price

When you look at a product as simple and tasty as biltong, it may seem that not much effort goes into the making of it. Then you look at the price tag, and suddenly it doesn’t seem so tasty anymore! While it’s easy to assume that a steep price tag is a ‘ripoff’ or ‘unfair’, there’s actually a very good reason for the price of biltong. Today we dive a little deeper. [READ MORE]