Search for a supplier

More options

Buy NI Food

Search for a supplier

Supplierfinder

By accreditation

By awards

By product type

Browse all categories...

Biltong producer to launch handcrafted chorizo

Ke Nako, the Northern Irish producer of beef biltong, has developed a new chorizo sourced from a local farm specialising in distinctive Tamworth pigs.

The company, formed by business partners Ilse van Staden, a qualified chef and butcher originally from Pretoria in South Africa, and Alanagh Chipperfield, earlier in the year, is based on the family–owned Ballylagan Organic Farm in county Antrim.

Alanagh, an animal biology lecturer at Belfast Metropolitan College, Northern Ireland’s largest further education college, commenting on the new chorizo product, says: “Chorizo is a logical development for us to add to our existing portfolio of biltong and Droëwors sausages. We’ve also extended our range of beef Stokkies with a new garlic product.

“The chorizo has been created by Ilse from her experience in South Africa and has a rich pork and spicy flavour. We’re immensely excited about the new chorizo and will be marketing it throughout Northern Ireland. The Tamworth herd is raised using organic techniques,” she adds.

The biltong, chorizo and other products are developed by Ilse on the organic farm, based at the rural village of Straid. The farm was the first in Northern Ireland to open a fully organic farm shop.

Ke Nako, which means ‘it’s time’ in Tswana, has been developing interest in its range of products at markets and delis across Northern Ireland. Ilse van Staden identified a market for traditional cured meats in Northern Ireland, aiming to replicate the nutritious biltong snacks she enjoyed at home in South Africa.

The biltong is developed using organic beef, cured in red wine vinegar with a blend of spices, including salt, black pepper, coriander seeds, nutmeg and cloves, before eventually being air–dried.

 The gluten–free biltong is produced from twice the finished weight of meat, resulting in a concentrated source of nutrients.

Back to all news

Keep in touch!

Subscribe here to BuyNIFood.com for news and upcoming events

Partners

View all

Contact us

View all

Business Development Executive, ROI

Jen Guiney
Business Development Executive, ROI

+44 (0) 28 3839 0142

+44 (0)79 8511 1024

jen.guiney@investni.com

Nigel Hardy
Head of Business Development

+44 (0) 28 9069 8143

+44 (0) 79 6808 6252

nigel.hardy@investni.com

Middle East & Asia

Karl Devlin
Head of Business Development

+44 (0) 28 9069 8225

+44 (0) 77 6739 3316

karl.devlin@investni.com

RoI & GB Foodservice

Drew McIvor
Head of Business Development

+44 (0) 78 1354 4535

drew.mcivor@investni.com

Great Britain

Michelle Charrington
Head of Business Development

+44 (0)78 1717 3514

+44 (0) 78 1717 3514

michelle.charrington@investni.com

Content Manager

Shauna Magill
Editor & Content Manager / Twitter @lovenifood

+44 (0) 28 9069 8764

+44 (0) 78 2516 9125

shauna.magill@investni.com

Business Development Executive, ROI

Jen Guiney
Business Development Executive, ROI

Tel: +44 (0) 28 3839 0142

Mobile: +44 (0)79 8511 1024

E-Mail: jen.guiney@investni.com

 

Nigel Hardy
Head of Business Development

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9069 8143

Mobile: +44 (0) 79 6808 6252

E-Mail: nigel.hardy@investni.com

Middle East & Asia

Karl Devlin
Head of Business Development

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9069 8225

Mobile: +44 (0) 77 6739 3316

E-Mail: karl.devlin@investni.com

RoI & GB Foodservice

Drew McIvor
Head of Business Development

Tel: +44 (0) 78 1354 4535

E-Mail: drew.mcivor@investni.com

Great Britain

Michelle Charrington
Head of Business Development

Tel: +44 (0)78 1717 3514

Mobile: +44 (0) 78 1717 3514

E-Mail: michelle.charrington@investni.com

Content Manager

Shauna Magill
Editor & Content Manager / Twitter @lovenifood

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9069 8764

Mobile: +44 (0) 78 2516 9125

E-Mail: shauna.magill@investni.com

BuyNIFood can help you reach new export markets to grow your business

  • Interested in sourcing award winning innovative Food & Drink products from Northern Ireland?
  • Do you have a product or category gap in your range?
  • Would you like a wider range of competitively priced products?

Choose your region *

BuyNIFood can help you reach new export markets to grow your business

  • Do you want to market your products to buyers outside Northern Ireland?
  • Do you want to make buyers aware of your product USP's?
  • Do you want to ensure that key buyers know about your business and product range?