Most frequently asked questions

All about Biltong

Biltong is made from Silverside Beef, the same cut of meat used for your Sunday Roast. Crafted onsite in small batches, slices of prime beef are blended in a selection of specially prepared spices. Tumbled under vacuum to infuse spice with beef and then marinated and slowly dry air cured over several days into rich slabs of carnivore heaven. The ultimate beef snack that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates.

Biltong is a centuries old process of curing and air-drying meat that originated in South Africa. In a time before refrigerators and freezers it was used to preserve meat and provide sustenance for future meals. Air-drying retains the meat’s core nutrients and flavour making it an excellent source of protein and all nine essential amino acids. We like to think of it as the original protein bar!

Our biltong is dry air cured in the traditional way using the highest quality natural ingredients. Firstly we take prime cuts of grass fed silverside beef and marinate it in recipes passed down through generations of our family. By combining traditional recipes with new dry curing methods we have created a taster range of Biltong our fore father would be proud of.

To make great tasting biltong you need great meat. We therefore only use prime cuts of silverside grass fed beef. Our company ethos also dictates that our beef is responsibly sourced from certified UK and Irish farms. Remember, this is “Biltong Without Compromise”.

Jerky originated in North and South America and is also a process for preserving meat. The main difference though between Biltong and Jerky is that biltong is air-dried whereas Jerky is cooked or dehydrated.

We have been crafting award winning biltong and droewors here in the UK for 25 years. Hunters biltong, jerky and droewors is the result of all those years of experience and passion.

Sometimes referred to as Drywors or Beef Beer Sticks. In its simplest terms it’s a delicious dried thin sausage (think peperoni) crafted in much the same way as Biltong and has similar South African origins. While minced meats rather than full steaks are used to create them the drying process is very much the same as biltong. If you like Boerewors sausages you will love these. Droewors, like biltong, is high protein, low carbs.

Our biltong as well as being absolutely delicious is low carbs and high protein so fits as part of a keto diet. Judge for yourself : 100g of Hunters Beef Biltong contains nearly 60g of protein, only 0.6g of sugar and less than 3g of carbohydrates!

Experts say the best snack pre and post workout is a combination of protein and carbohydrates, so instead of reaching for that dull protein drink, grab a bag of delicious Hunters Biltong instead.

The shelf-life of our products varies and is typically from 30 days to 9 months, depending on product.

If you have the will power to not eat all our biltong in one sitting then we would suggest; 35g bags – once opened consume within 48 hours. Bulk bags –once opened our biltong should be refrigerated and consumed within 10 days. We also recommend keeping the biltong airtight within its re-sealable bag to keep it as fresh as possible.

Ordering and Customer Service

For any changes or cancellations, please contact us at orders@huntersbiltong.co.uk providing your email address and/or order number and we will do our best to sort it out. Please be aware that we aim to send our orders the same day and so your order may have already been sent out.

After you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you put in your order. If you have not received a confirmation email please contact us and we will help you.

Delivery to Mainland UK is £5.99. Otherwise, specific delivery fees will be calculated at the checkout and added to your order. Please note there are additional charges for delivery to the Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, the Isles of Scilly and the Highlands & Islands, these extra charges will be detailed at the checkout.

Standard deliveries can be expected to arrive 3-5 working days after your order was placed. If you have ordered to an address outside the UK the shipping will take 7 working days. Parcels going to residential addresses may be delivered on a Sunday.

Not currently delivering outside of UK mainland.

If you have any issues with our product please contact us and we will be happy to help.