Salt Specks and Storage

What if the biltong develops white bits?

Your biltong may develop white bits on it – these white bits are likely to be some salt particles used in the marinade, trying to rehydrate due to humidity.  This poses no danger to product safety, but if you don’t like the look of it just wipe the piece with a little cider vinegar and it should go away.

Ideally biltong should be consumed within 3 days of purchase. In the event that white mould does occur on your biltong it is safe to eat, as with salami or white cheese, as long as the mould is not fluffy. Once again, the biltong can be sprayed with cider vinegar to remove it.
If your biltong develops fluffy or coloured mould, discard it as it can be unsafe to consume.

How to store your biltong and droëwors

Biltong and droëwors can be stored outside a fridge until eaten in cooler weather.  Alternatively keep in the fridge in a brown bag or open container if you have purchased a large quantity. The wetter the biltong or droëwors, the faster it will deteriorate.

Just make sure you keep your biltong and droëwors as dry and well ventilated as you can at all times. As biltong and droëwors need to breath, don’t store in sealed containers, this method of storage will give rise to the product sweating and cause mould.