About Us | Kalahari Biltong USA

Our Story

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Our mission is to bring a centuries-old South African tradition of enjoying beef in its simplest, unaltered form to our family and friends.
- Tyler Noyes, CEO

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, our South African teammate introduced us to his homeland’s unofficial national treasure, Biltong. What is it? Probably the most delicious meat snack we’ve ever had in our lives.

After literally eating close to our body weight in Biltong we 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, we were stunned when we learned of the sheer simplicity of the ingredients and the inherently natural process of crafting Biltong.

From that point on we knew there was no going back to endless gnawing on dry, damaged-by-high-heat, and pumped-full-of-artificial- ingredient jerky, that we have been suffering from in the USA. This had to change. Immediately upon arriving home, we swore to find a way to liberate the American taste bud from the oppression of jerky.

We called BS on Jerky. Our mission was to bring a centuries-old South African tradition of enjoying beef in its simplest, unaltered form back to our family, friends, and country. Thus Kalahari Biltong was born. We knew the only way to succeed was in never cutting corners, always using the highest quality, single origin beef, and provide complete transparency for all 6 of our ingredient.

 

We promise never to let your taste buds suffer again if you promise to share!