Frequently Asked Questions

What is Beef Jerky?

Beef Jerky is a flavorful, long-lasting, ready-to-eat meat snack, originally from America. It is thinly sliced lean beef, dried, smoked and seasoned. To make 100 grams of Jerky, you need over 225 grams of lean beef.

What is the origin of Beef Jerky?

Some say Jerky originated with American natives; the Native Americans, thousands of years ago. They would make the Jerky primarily from buffalo meat. Indians were looking for a nutritious meal that would last a long time and be easy to take on the road. They used the sun, wind and fire to do this. Thinly sliced strips of buffalo meat dried them in the sun, smoked them over fire and seasoned them with homemade mixtures.
Others say that around 1550, an ancient Inca tribe, Quechua, invented the Jerky. This tribe called the meat Ch’arki, which is a name for dry, salted meat. Ch’arki was later bastardized to Jerky.
The Quechua lived in the Andes (present-day Peru), where they put the Jerky in the hot sun during the day and stored it in the freezing cold at night, high in the mountains. The Quechua mainly used llama and alpaca meat.
Wherever jerky originally came from, the recipes have been passed down from generation to generation and perfected with today’s techniques.

How is Beef Jerky made?

Lean beef is cut into very thin strips, which requires craftsmanship. Then the strips are marinated and smoked and cooked at low temperature for a long period of time.

We work with a passionate natural butcher, so we can always offer the best quality grass fed meat.

What allergens are in Beef Jerky?

This depends on the flavor you choose. Each product in the online store lists the ingredients and allergens.

How do I store Beef Jerky?

Beef Jerky will stay tasty the longest if it is in a sealed bag in a cool, dark place. It is not necessary to keep it in the refrigerator: because of the large temperature differences, this will actually have a detrimental effect.

How long does Beef Jerky keep?

According to the packaging, our Beef Jerky has a shelf life of 2 months from the date of packaging. In practice, however, Beef Jerky keeps for many months longer if stored properly. We never ship Jerky that has a shelf life of less than a month: so the Dutch Jerky you receive will always have a shelf life of at least 1 month!

Does Dutch Jerky have a physical store?

In the beautiful Hanseatic town of Doesburg, we have a beautiful store under the name Kelly & Tess. This store, of course, features our Dutch Jerky for sale.

Where can I buy Dutch Jerky?

You can order all flavors of Jerky online through ‘s webshop. We do our best to ship within 24 hours; current delivery time is listed on the site.

What is the nutritional value of Beef Jerky?

The nutritional value varies by flavor. For each flavor, we have listed the nutritional value and allergens.

What is the difference between Beef Jerky and Biltong?
Biltong is originally from South Africa and Jerky from America. The main difference between Jerky and biltong is the thickness of the slices; Biltong is cut thicker, unlike Jerky where the slices are as thin as possible.

Check out our assortment!

Beef Jerky Teriyaki


Beef Jerky Original


Beef Jerky Cajun


Beef Jerky Peper