THESE ARE MY SUGGESTIONS/ RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE CARE & STORAGE OF BILTONG!!!
Biltong is best stored in a COOL, DRY and AIRY place.
For Sliced Biltong and Biltong slabs, the Best Before dates apply to the Biltong if its completely dried:
When it leaves my premises, the texture is just right to be consumed.
For Sliced Biltong:
The packaging you receive it in is not the best way of storing it. Therefore to maintain its texture and taste, it needs air to flow around it and will continue to dry.
If it stays damp for too long, it will grow mouldy.
Once you’ve received your Biltong in Maasterpieces Biltong transit packaging, the best thing you can do is allow it to “breathe”. You have to take it out of the transit packaging and place it in a plate or a bowl to let the air get to it. You can either eat the lot, or leave some in the plate or bowl and cover it with kitchen roll.
You can also keep the Biltong in paper bags. Make sure you shake it up in the paper bags to let air flow through. I will supply paper bags for you to store the Biltong in (there is no extra charge for these paper packets). For every 50 Grams of Biltong you order, I’ll include one paper bag for you to continue with the drying process and keeping of your Biltong.
It’s not advisable to refrigerate Biltong Slices, because the Biltong will lose its taste and texture.
DO NOT KEEP IT IN THE PACKAGING IT COMES IN, OR AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER!!!
For Biltong Slabs:
Biltong slabs should be stored in a similar way to sliced. In a cool, dry and airy space. Ideally place the slabs on a cooling grid or hang them up. The slab will get dryer over time.
Depending on the humidity in your house, or wherever you keep your Biltong Slabs, there may be a touch of white on the outside. Don’t worry too much about this, its only salt re-hydrating. Just use vinegar to remove this white residue.
Don’t let them touch, or place them on top of one another, because that will encourage mould.
I do not use Artificial Preservatives or anything Artificial when I make my Biltong.
Making sure it is kept dry and in an airy space, is a good practice to adopt.