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What's a Jerky Artisan Anyway?

We've seen the word artisan used a lot these days (ehem, we're looking at you Brooklyn hipsters). But it's more than just a marketing buzzword that people throw in front of cheese or furniture, to make a product sound fancy.

The history of artisanal work goes back all the way to Medieval times — so why has this concept made a resurgence in the 21st century? And what is a jerky artisan anyway?

The history of artisans

The term artisan isn't a new concept. In fact, it dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. Back when craftsman specialized in certain areas, an artisan showed that a person was a master of their trade. This title was commonly used for blacksmiths, shoemakers, tailors, etc.

However, in the modern world this term holds the same level of credibility. At Craft Jerky Co, we work with culinary artisans, specializing in the jerky process. Their work is a cumulation of years of dedicated practice, so they deliver only the best results.

How artisan's work

The other major factor of artisanal jerky is that it's handmade, in small batches. This isn't a mass-produced, factory-based process. Rather, time and effort is put into each piece of jerky. So don't worry — when we use words like "artisan" and "craft", we're not just hopping on some marketing trend to appeal to the hipster demographic. It's a sincere reflection of our work in curating the finest, handmade jerky batches to deliver each month.

What makes artisanal jerky

Artisanal jerky is finely crafted to be both delicious and nutritious. Which means we only include premium meats cured with the highest quality ingredients. You won't find any added preservatives, nitrates, high fructose corn syrup, excess sodium or sugar in your monthly subscription. Just a small-batch jerky with big flavor.

Much like these medieval creators, Craft Jerky Co seeks out skilled craftsman. Our artisans work in small-batch jerky, featuring only the finest ingredients. They have put time into their work, figuring out the best way to bring meat lovers delicious, well-curated jerky — without relying on all of the chemicals and additives that go into mass production. There's no short-cuts here: these craftsman slice, marinate, and smoke each piece of meat to ensure you're left with a delicious piece of jerky.

This process also allows us to bring our meat lovers finely curated boxes, including Booze-Infused, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Beef and Keto-Friendly Jerky boxes. So no matter your choice, you can rest assured knowing that the best in the business is delivered directly to your door each month.