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Piment d'Ville Espelette Pepper - Original FlavorPiment d'Ville Espelette Pepper - Original Flavor
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A BASQUE CHEF'S FAVORITE SPICE

This sweet and spicy Basque pepper is locally grown in California and meticulously hand harvested by farmer Nacho in the small town of Boonville. Prized by chefs, Piment d'Espelette was only available imported from France until a Napa Valley chef committed to sustainability made it his mission to bring the seeds to his own farm. 

Called Piment d'Espelette because it is cultivated in the French commune of Espelette, Piment d'Ville is grown from the same seeds. The climate and soil in this little town is similar to the terroir of Espelette, France, making it an ideal place to grow this magnificent pepper that is the magic ingredient to so many recipes. Basque Chefs call Piment d'Espelette "the third spice" and use it in their cooking as often as they use salt & pepper. The Piment d'Ville pepper is sweet and spicy, warm not hot. It's adds a just the perfect splash of flavor to your favorite dishes.

LOCAL GROWN AND HAND HARVESTED

It all started with a crazy chef. When it comes to sourcing his ingredients, Johnny wants the absolute best and is unwilling to compromise quality. The restaurant was going through a pound of imported Piment d'Espelette every month until he decided to make even his favorite seasoning "farm to table."

Nacho, a farmer whose expertise began during his childhood farming with his father in Mexico. Nacho believed everything should be done the old-fashioned way, completely by hand. He experimented for 3 years with traditional growing and drying methods.The farm grows the peppers organically using traditional methods. 

Small continual harvests span a four-month period from September to December while the peppers are picked, dried, de-stemmed and de-seeded all entirely by hand. Then Nacho smiles with pride as he grinds the dried chiles bucket by bucket.Johnny, the chef who insisted that this pepper be grown locally in California, is part of the family who initially opened the world renowned 3 Star Michelin restaurant, French Laundry in Yountville, CA. With good food in his heart and his heritage, you can trust that this is definitely something special.

This versatile seasoning adds just the right zing to everything from avocado toast to roasts and French chef use it for everything.

Smoked Salmon Piment D'Villed Eggs




$13.00
  • Non GMO. No Pesticides. Farmed the old fashioned way.

  • Hand harvested, dried and packed in Boonville, California

  • Supports Local Farmers and Artisans

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M
M.R.
Piment d’Ville Espelette Pepper.

Seasoning without the concern of salt.

J
J.J.
Go Boonville, CA

I just finished putting it on some corn-on-the-cob my daughter prepared just when this review request arrived - perfect timing. Just like most things, Piment d’Ville Pepper made a common dish, uncommon. Highly recommended, purchase straight-away.

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W.F.
A Must Have

It's sweet. It's spicy. It's delicious. I've used it on everything from popcorn, to chicken, to homemade pizzas. It's now my new favorite spice.

J
J.
Perfect compliment to... everything?

Love. Sweet and savory. A little zing and a bit of smoke, but not spicy. Great on just about everything.

C
C.
Unique and Delicious

This is unlike any chili pepper I've ever had. Nice heat, not too hot. Flavor profile has citrus notes and the best description I could give is like a spicy paprika. I'm loving it on everything from pasta to eggs. I've mixed it with a bit of creme fraiche with some sea salt and it became a fast dip for a party. Really versatile.

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