Charcuterie – the art of curing pork, traditionally done in France, Spain and Italy.  And because… who doesn’t love bacon!

It all started having lunch at a delicatessen across the road from Theunis’ offices in Pretoria. Thereafter a visit to Italy and he was hooked!

Ronel proceeded to send him on a course at Moreson in Franschoek and the rest is history…

We are lucky enough to source our pigs from Charlie Crowther at Glen Oakes Farm, a 300 hectare working family farm situated in the Western Cape Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Charlie’s pigs are produced mainly for Charcuterie where time is essential in the process of this technique of curing meat naturally – the flavour and fat distribution is of utmost importance.  Furthermore, the quality of the meat is determined by a few things; the breed, diet, exercise and stress.

At Glen Oakes the maturing process takes more than double the time compared to commercial pig farms – the pigs are happy! They have ample space, food and a beautiful farm to be reared on. Delicious acorns for a snack and luscious green fields to wander on.

Click HERE or more information on Glen Oakes Farm.

Theunis cures and smokes all of the different cuts of meat. His passion and skill lies with blending the different flavours from different spices and making it all come to life in his trusty Smoker. Recipes are only slightly followed…

When visiting the farm, or joining his “Pigs on the Wing” Charcuterie club, these are some of the meats you will get to savour:

  • Coppa
  • Culatello
  • Speck
  • Pepper loin
  • Orange and fennel loin
  • Smoked ham
  • Bacon, three ways (Smoked coffee being the favourite!)
  • Spanish salami
  • Sauvignon Blanc and hazelnut salami
  • Mountain Eye ham
  • Lonza
  • Fiocco
  • Soppresata
  • Saucisson sec

Our charcuterie platters also include freshly baked ciabatta (Knead), an assortment of cheeses (Dalewood Fromage) , homemade peach chutney, preserved figs and olive oil – all locally sourced and produced.

We want to ensure you get the best cuts of meat and we are proud of the presentation of our platters… therefore you need to book a day in advance to have the full Kleinhoekkloof experience. or 064 678 8804

We look forward to welcoming you!