Protea Foods is Australia's premier producer and supplier of biltong (air-dried beef) products. 

For over 30 years, Protea Foods has been supplying South African expats and Australian converts with delicious biltong products. What started as humble beginnings in a small delicatessen in Church Street, Brighton in Victoria, Protea Foods has now become Australia's premier and leading supplier of biltong and boerewors.

Protea Foods' products are hand-cut from locally-sourced, prime Australian beef and carefully spiced, marinated and slowly air-dried to deliver tasty and lekker* flavours to your taste buds.

Protea Foods biltong and biltong products is available across Australia: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, and various regional towns. Visit our 'Where to Buy' page to find your nearest store across Australia.

*Lekker is an Afrikaans word meaning sweet, tasty or delicious.


Longing for the taste of biltong, South African expats, Richard and Sue Foy, decided to make biltong to fulfil their desire for this traditional South African snack. For years they had made biltong in their butcher in Johannesburg but in Australia, the number of South Africans craving the taste of biltong was rare—well that is what they thought.

After displaying some biltong in their delicatessen in Brighton, Victoria, South African passers-by would recognise the unique shape of the air-dried sticks of beef in the window. Soon the word spread and every weekend hundreds of South African's would descend to their store from all over Victoria, some from interstate, to fulfil their cravings for biltong. And so it began.

Today, the still family-run Protea Foods continue to provide South African and Australians with the best tasting biltong and boerewors to satisfy the nation's palette.



Our Commitment to Quality


At Protea Foods, we are committed in providing top level service and satisfaction to all our customers. All our products are made from 100% Australian premium beef manufactured under strict hygiene and quality control procedures. Our purposely built factory is HACCP food safety system approved ensuring that only the best quality products are produced for your consumption.

Unlike new biltong and jerky brands on the market, we make and produce our own biltong. Some brands have third parties make their product and then stick their own label on it. At Protea Foods, we take pride in our biltong and are involved in the whole manufacturing process. We care about the quality of our product from beginning to end.


Protein Punch

Protein Punch is a high protein, low carb, air-dried beef snack for athletes and the fitness conscious. 2016 AFL Premiers, The Western Bulldogs, enjoy it as part of their diet regime.


The 'endless' sausage. A must-have on your barbeque in summer or enjoy it all year round. Great with a fresh salad, even better in a fresh crusty breadstick.

The Biltong Factory

The Biltong Factory is Protea Food's factory outlet. As well as selling biltong and boerewors, we also stock other popular South African groceries.