For centuries, the practice of curing and preserving meat has been honed and perfected by various cultures around the world. But, it is South Africa that has arguably fine-tuned the art with its signature beef delicacy: biltong.
New York Biltong is bringing that art to all of us in America with their own line of all-natural, grass-fed and USDA approved biltong.
Dating back 400 years, biltong was first created by indigenous peoples of South Africa and then modified with new vinegar and spices by Dutch immigrants. Deriving from the Dutch words “bil” meaning “meat” and “tong” meaning “strip”, this iconic South African snack is made only from high-quality cuts of beef which are then seasoned and hung to dry and age. Exploding in popularity for its flavor and durability, it is revered as the ideal travel snack and, along with Droëwors (dried South African Sausage) is one of South Africa’s most sought-after commodities.
New York Biltong opened this summer as the only storefront in the Northeast serving USDA approved biltong. Their line consists of premium beef products made in America using family spice recipes and curing techniques that have been perfected over four generations, including hanging the fine beef cuts to naturally air-dry to maintain the meat’s natural, tender flavor.
The product offering includes a variety of South African sausages (Droëwors & Boerewors), homemade meat pies and sausage rolls, a select range of teas, rusks, chutney, chocolates, as well as being one of the first and only establishments in New York serving South African craft beer and hard cider.
For more info or to order online, visit their website at NewYorkBiltong.com.