About

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Founded in August 2009, Richard Bosman’s Quality Cured Meats is a small factory committed to producing excellent cured meats using traditional methods. After 5 successful years running the Deli in Hermanus, owner Richard Bosman decided to set up a factory to produce Italian and Spanish style cured meats. With input from fleischmeister Walter Haller, the factory uses traditional salting and drying techniques to create something special and unique. The two most important ingredients in the process are the pork and time.

Charlie Crowther

Charlie Crowther

The company has developed a special relationship with pig farmer Charlie Crowther in the Hemel and Aarde valley outside Hermanus. Charlie is cross breeding Duroc and Large White pigs specifically to our requirements. They are raised on pasture and their diet is supplemented with acorns during the last month of their breeding. They are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Due to their active lifestyle the quality and flavour of the meat is superior however this does require a significantly longer breeding time. Production using these pigs started in August 2010.

Block work

Block work

Once the pigs are slaughtered they are brought to the factory and are processed within 24 hours. Our philosophy is to do as little as possible to the meat and rather to rely on the quality of the raw material and let time do the rest. The meat first goes into our salting room to be salted by hand. Depending on the product, the meat will remain here for anything from 7 days to one month. After salting the meat is hung up in our drying room and will cure for 2 – 12 months depending on the product. The temperature and humidity are controlled at all times to ensure the best results as well as consistency of the product. All our salamis are made using natural casings and none of them contain GDLs.

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Once the product is cured the product is sliced or packed depending on the customers requirements. Some of our customers include : Mellissas, Wellness Warehouse, Zevenwacht, The Organic Emporium, Jacksons Real Food Market, Societi Bistro, &Union, The Food Barn, The Salmon Bar, Blues, Spier, Warwick, Mill House Kitchen, Selected Checkers, Selected Spars and don’t forget our own shop at The Spice Route.

Products can be supplied whole or sliced and vacuumed depending on requirements.

Contact Us:

Richard Bosman 083 277 3494
richard@richardbosman.co.za
@bosmanrichard

5 Responses to About

  1. Deni says:

    Hi Richard! Hope you’re well! Do you have an email address I can contact you on? I’d like to get the contact of your pig farmer in Hemel en Aarde for next weekend story-hunting!

    Thanks,
    Deni

  2. hi there, a friend of mine, just a hadeda (aha! deda), recommended I contact you. I believe you need assistance during the good food and wine show in jozi. Someone that recognises the talent of flat stanley AND that makes yummy things, is definately a friend of mine!

    if you need to contact me, please do so by e-mail: sariesitkamer@gmail.com.

  3. Samantha Gabb says:

    Hi Richard,
    We are opening a wine tasting room and offering light lunches close to Groot Bos! Please could you email me a wholesale price list of your cured meat.
    Waiting your reply,

    Kind Regards,
    Sam

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