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Introducing Biltong: Gourmet nutrition in a convenient snack. Delicious, protein packed, South African style, air-dried American beef. Read more

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Introducing Biltong: Gourmet nutrition in a convenient snack. Delicious, protein packed, South African style, air-dried American beef.

San Francisco, CA Food
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Biltong is Pure, Delicious Protein

Never Heated, Never Sweetened

The Story So Far:  We tested our artisanal South African Biltong air-dried beef recipe while working with the leaders in ethical, natural beef production, Niman Ranch and Hearst Ranch. The results were spectacular; making Biltong with premium American beef produced the perfect health and gourmet snack! A paleo, charcuterie delight that is never cooked so it retains unadulterated nutrients and amino acid chains.

Our ambition is to get Biltong into America's salads, office snack bars, backpacks, lunch boxes and gym bags. Healthy snacking with no sugar or additives, made from the finest American beef.

Now: We have our USDA approved facility and recipe in place. We have ranchers who raise fine natural beef ready to work with us. We just need a little budget support to get the online marketing and in-store tasting to the launchpad!

"Ex Africa semper aliquid novi" wrote Pliny the Elder. To us that's "out of Africa, always something new." and Biltong is new and about to take American tastebuds by storm.

Biltong: the best meat snack in the world. Now in America!
Biltong: the best meat snack in the world. Now in America!

Help Bring Biltong to America: Your contributions will introduce America to the world's finest dried beef snack; Biltong. We will use every cent to provide Biltong to charcuterie connoisseurs, fitness enthusiasts, Paleo dieters, chefs and Moms in search of a low-carb, high protein, supremely tasty and convenient American snack. 

We are raising capital through KickStarter in order to ramp-up our USDA approved production facility. This will allow us to sell into natural food stores and fine restaurants and to increase the reach of our direct-to-consumer business. We will use any additional funding for point-of-sale displays, online advertising and in-store tasting events.

Biltong is naturally air-dried meat from premium American beef
Biltong is naturally air-dried meat from premium American beef

We only use the finest American beef produced under humane and "never never' protocols i.e. no hormones or antibiotics are used.

REWARDS IN BRIEF

Pledge:

  • $1 elicits our deep gratitude 
  • $10 a stylish “Got Biltong?” bumper sticker 
  • $20 1 pack of amazing Biltong 
  • $25 1 pack of Biltong and our bumper sticker 
  • $50 3 packs of fabulous Biltong 
  • $75 6 packs of delicious Biltong 
  • $100 8 packs of epicurean Biltong 
  • $150 12 packs Biltong, “Got Biltong?” T-shirt 
  • $250 8 packs and the Biltong Themed Dinner in San Francisco 
  • $750 NY Strip Biltong! 10 packs and 2 solid sticks (to slice at home) of this unbelievable Strip Biltong plus 10 packs of press fed Peri-peri spice biltong, a "Got Biltong?" T-shirt and sticker

Risks and challenges

Lack of familiarity with Biltong is a challenge we'll meet by getting samples to food bloggers, editors and chefs and with in-store tastings at natural food outlets. Biltong has an advantage in that Americans are familiar with carpaccio and prosciutto and will value the convenience of Biltong. Americans love beef and Cut & Dried Gourmet's Biltong is unadulterated, condensed beef.

This is what one South African-American says:
"I'm also pretty much addicted to biltong, our beef jerky. You haven't experienced beef jerky unless you've had it in South Africa, because we use real meat!"
– Charlize Theron, Academy Award Winner

Meat prices are rising--although less so for the premium beef we use for Biltong. We use cuts that are typically readily available from top-quality producers. We have price-tested packages of Biltong and discovered that due to its niche appeal, high quality raw materials and unusually high nutrition profile that there is low price sensitivity in our markets. Customers will pay for premium artisanal and healthy meats.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    8 backers

    Apart from our undying gratitude you will become one of the very few people in these United States to know what Biltong is. That puts you in the same company as Charlize Theron, Elon Musk and that guy from Duck Dynasty! That's a unique reward.

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    Pledge $10 or more

    8 backers

    This reward will allow you to demonstrate your arcane knowledge of the world of charcuterie, on your car bumper no less, with our stylish "Got Biltong?" bumper sticker! Perplex and intrigue your fellow drivers and get honked at by anyone who has ever gone on safari. "Got Biltong?" were the last words of Shaka Zulu.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    55 backers

    Now we're getting to the meat! When you chip in to our success in providing the best meat snack in the world to Americans, we'll send you 1 pack of delicious, paleo, more-ish, crazy nutritious Biltong.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
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    25 backers

    When you chip in $25, our cup will runneth over and you will receive eternal gratitude, a bumper sticker "Got Biltong?" (reportedly Napoleon's last words) and 1 pack of epicurean, beefy, addictive and nutritious Biltong.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    20 backers

    Get ready for 3 individual packs of Biltong because you are awesome and we want to beef you up in gratitude! 3 packs for your 6 pack--awesome natural proteins and amino acid chains will have you doing crunches and pull ups and stuff to rebuild that famous physique. Or, you can watch sports on telly and eat biltong that way.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    10 backers

    America needs Biltong and you are helping--our thanks are huge! You will receive the mighty 6 pack of fine Biltong to keep you thriving on the mountainside, in the gym (working on your other 6 pack) or on the sport field . Perfect paleo snacking in the office or school too.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    13 backers

    The Biltong 8 Pack is yours to share or not! Fantastic biltong for a paleo party, family or an expedition up Mt. Whitney. And our deep thanks and of course the famous bumper sticker "Got Biltong?"

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    6 backers

    "Got Biltong?", the T-shirt! And the bumper sticker. And the meat! 12 packs in fact. Our gratitude by this point is stratospheric and we will keep you at the top of the new product/flavor adventure information list. Samples will be offered as we develop new products.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    7 backers Limited (8 left of 15)

    Biltong Dinner: Not only will you receive our famous "Got Biltong?" T-shirt and 8 packs of delectable Biltong but we will hold a Biltong Dinner in your honor in San Francisco at a venue in The Mission. We will taste Biltong and Biltong recipe dishes, starting with salads and running through pastas, pizzas, quesadillas and biltong-infused beverages. Come hungry and with your Uber app at the ready. This one promises to be fun and tasty!

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    Pledge $750 or more

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Blow the doors open with a pledge of $750 or more and we'll make a private selection of Biltong from the finest New York Strip, natural and grass fed. You'll receive 10 packs and 2 solid sticks (to slice at home) of this unbelievable Strip Biltong plus 10 packs of press fed Peri-peri spice biltong, a "Got Biltong?" T-shirt and sticker and our deepest gratitude!

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)