beef jerky

The Art of Charcuterie

As many of you may have noticed, I am not the biggest meat lover out there. Which is kind of ironic, considering our whole beef jerky venture (find out more here). I’m not labeled vegan or vegetarian, but meat just isn’t my thing, it never has been. I rarely crave it, I don’t really care to handle it and there are always other options that I prefer. However, when it comes to certain combinations and dishes, I will not turn away. Especially if it’s of high quality and beautifully displayed. 🙂

Admittedly, I don’t have a knack with pulling together a beautiful platter full of meats. I do an okay job, but I definitely overthink it. Give me cheese, antipasto, nuts, fruit, and I can pull off a killer board!  But mainly meats  – I just don’t have the jazz and often hand this one over when I can.

With that being said, my wonderful friend Cyrus Cooper has the magic touch and easily throws together the best of the best in minutes. So I easily had him throw together his dish on how to get that beautiful looking spread. Prepared to be inspired. Here’s his dish:



Its not just cured, smoked or dried meat. Its art.

It takes time, patience and love to prepare correctly. It must be handled well, sliced to the correct thickness and enjoyed with the best and most simple ingredients.

In this case we used proscuitto, salami, soppressata, bresaola and a side of beef jerky. When preparing this dish its of utmost importance that you have a nice thick wooded board to place the ingredients on, a large cutting board will do.

First, lay out all your meats, cheeses, spreads, nuts, olives etc on the counter. Ensure you board is clean. And then.. the secret… Don’t over think it. Let your hands guide you and the creativity will ooooze.

Work in a vertical method and try to mix the levels of flavours so there is a balance. For example put the olives closer to the spicier meats and be sure to have a sharp cheese, a soft cheese. Mix in variety but don’t overdo it.

Remember, if you make a mistake, don’t worry, only you will know. Have fun and pick one or two simple garnishes to place on top. This time around we used fresh aromatic herbs from the garden which added a sweet pop of colour.

The key is transport yourself to Italy and let your hands do the work.


Buon Appetito! xx

All in the Quest of a Gourmet Jerky – SUPPLY & DEMAND JERKY CO.

Over the last five months Chris and I have picked up a new hobby, leading us on the quest to perfect an all natural, quality crafted beef jerky. Our experience thus far, has been quite the ride, from crafting the best flavours and getting the texture just right; to finding the best packaging and creating a kickass name and logo. We are extremely thankful to our friends and family for their support along the way. Thanks for the repeated sampling (our apologies for the not so good trials) and thank you for the positive and constructive feedback, it has helped tremendously!

We are well on our way to perfecting the brand and now want to share the news with all of you to see what the public response is like. We have lots planned for Supply & Demand Jerky Co., and hope you will join this journey with us.

Supply & Demand Jerky Co.

Supply & Demand Jerky Co.

Our mission is to promote all-natural ingredients, high quality input, and the hand craft that we value in making for a better jerky. We believe in simple and wholesome flavour, where there are no nitrates, MSG, artificial additives or corn syrup.

Supply & Demand is steering away from the names that are familiar in the market; and is focusing on the local foodie, health and fitness enthusiast, who enjoys high quality artisan foods.

Sweet Teriyaki

Sweet Teriyaki

We are excited to put forth a beef jerky that is better for you with real ingredients and today we are excited to showcase four flavours for your enjoyment.

  • Chipotle Heat
  • Sesame Szechuan Ginger
  • Sweet Teriyaki
  • Coffee Porter
Chipotle Heat

Chipotle Heat

4 oz. bags of our latest batch are being offered at $8.99 for your pleasure (+shipping). Please email us at to place your order. Limited Quantities Available.

We hope you love it as much as we do!

or as Chris would say “Don’t be a jerky and get your supply today” 🙂