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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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Bosman 083 277 3494