North Downs Real Food was founded by Greg and Elizabeth.

Greg is South African by birth and his family has been producing biltong for generations. Using an old family recipe, his father would take his produce down to the local farmers’ market every week and it would quickly sell out.

This interest in producing quality food was passed down to Greg, who brought it to the UK. He grows vegetables where he can and has been making delicious biltong intermittently for years. English friends who tasted would invariably ask for more of this traditional South African snack, but the process is time consuming and while living in London Greg settled for getting his fix from a local butcher’s shop.