(Almost) everything about biltong
If you have visited South Africa, you are probably familiar with biltong and you will be won over by our premium air-dried beef products.
If not, get ready to discover your favourite snack!
For thousands of years and across the world, our ancestors have developed techniques for preserving meat based on drying and curing. In southern Africa, the Khoisan peoples preserved the flesh of animals obtained from hunting and breeding.
The arrival of Dutch and Huguenot settlers in this region made it possible to refine these techniques by adding vinegar and a variety of spices and gave birth to biltong. The meats used are diverse: beef, antelope, ostrich, etc.
Meatomania has revisited these traditional recipes by avoiding the addition of sugar and allergens while preserving the essential: the taste and nutritional qualities of exceptional meat.
The Aubrac or Limousine silverside is a tasty piece, very low in fat and ours come mainly from local farms selected by our partners.
Cut into steaks, the meat is marinated for 12 hours in a clever mixture of vinegar, salt, pepper and spices. This marinade makes it possible to affirm the taste of biltong Meatomania and to start its conservation.
The marinated steaks are then air-dried, in a controlled environment, for 4 to 5 days depending on the degree of drying desired: each steak loses approximately 50% of its weight. This method of preservation, without cooking, preserves all the nutritional qualities of the biltong.
Ready to eat, the biltong steaks are sliced and packaged to reach you as quickly as possible.