These days “Family Butchers” are a rare breed and it is doubtful that there are even half a dozen in and around Cape Town. In so many areas, convenience has triumphed over CRAFT but not here in Darling where we still boast a REAL butcher. The Kriel family have been butchers for four generations. Originally from the Eastern Cape, they settled in Darling some 20 years ago. The current generation has brothers Stephen and Kevin running the shop and on any day of the week you will find them hands-on at their specialist trade. Their reputation came with them and has increased even more here in Darling. Indeed, of all the attractions in this little town it is probably the Darling Meat Market that has the most consistent footfall all the year round, and has in fact become a destination in itself.
Recent years have seen them doing more and more cured meats and these specifically have established a following. With this wonderful butcher literally just down the road, the idea was born of asking them to create a unique Darlington Salami especially for us – a product that truly reflects the SPIRIT OF DARLING.