One Ironman, One Ultra Marathon, and Three Friends:
Kalahari Biltong was started after the adventure of a lifetime – where three best friends traveled to South Africa to race a total of 175 miles in an Ironman and Ultra Marathon, all within 6 days. Upon arrival, their South African teammate introduced them to his homeland’s unofficial national treasure, Biltong.
After eating close to their body weight in Biltong they were hooked. Imagine the tenderness and texture of prosciutto, the lean protein of jerky, and the beef flavor of steak tartare. Being in awe of the depth of flavor, Kalahari Biltong was stunned when they learned of the sheer simplicity of ingredients and the inherently natural process of crafting Biltong.
Hello Biltong, Goodbye Jerky!
They knew there was no going back to endless gnawing on dry, damaged-by-high-heat, and pumped-full-of-artificial-ingredients jerky. Things had to change. Immediately upon arriving home, Kalahari Biltong swore to find a way to liberate the American taste bud from the oppression of jerky.
Their mission was to bring a centuries-old South African tradition of enjoying beef in its simplest, unaltered form back to their family, friends, and country. Kalahari Biltong knew the only way to succeed was to never cut corners, always use the highest quality beef, and provide complete transparency for all our ingredients and processes.