Two locals taken their love for biltong and droëwors and turned it into a small business: Village Biltong & Deli.
Owner Herman du Plessis and shop manager Bets TerBlanche decided early on that they would only stock hand-selected, premium biltong products that are ethically sourced. “Our beef product suppliers rear their livestock with care and no steroids or growth hormones are given. You can taste the difference,” says Herman.
The same ethical principle applies to the game products. Hunting is conducted in an ethical, sustainable manner, which contributes towards wildlife conservation.
The beef and game droëwors are made with 100% meat and no by-products are added, only Persian sheep fat is used for the fat component.
In addition to biltong, droëwors and snacks they also stock an extremely popular range of marinated chicken or pork sosaties. We’re told that first-time buyers are soon back for more!
Village Biltong & Deli isn’t all about meat though. An enticing range of treats – or handy stocking-fillers – will tempt their way into empty shopping bags. These range from exquisite artisan chocolates to additive free jams, preserves and condiments made only from fresh, natural ingredients. There is also a delicious selection of home-baked sweet treats, chilli- and olive products, spices and even a range of sugar-free confectionary. It really is a case of something for everyone!
Bets says: “We only source high-products and, where possible, we keep it local by sourcing products from producers around the Winelands who create their products with heart and passion.”
Village Biltong & Deli is also the local stockist of Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts, a trusted South African brand, known for their delicious and diverse range of snack options for consumers who aspire to lead a healthier lifestyle.
According to Bets the community has shown them tremendous support during their first few months of trading. “We truly value the support of the village.”
Should you still need a reason to visit, we hear their Christmas cakes are superb!
Village Biltong & Deli is situated in the Main Rd, next to Franschhoek Cycles.
083 229 9237