Locally grown in the California sunshine and carefully hand harvested by Nacho in a little town named Boonville. The Piment d'Ville is grown from the seeds of espelette pepper, the same variety of pepper that is cultivated in the French commune of Espelette. 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.
This blend is the original pepper blended with local sea salt that makes it the best go to for all foods. We have been using it as the primary salt on all things that need an up in flavor. Eggs, avocado toast, popcorn, meats, fruit... #gamechanger There is nothing that it doesn't compliment and the options are endless.
About the Maker
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 his salesman friend had an idea. "Well if it's so well-known that the area can grow world class wine games and marijuana, why not try peppers?"
Next came 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 Start 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 will become a part of your spice rack must-have.
This is a it's a Food/ocracy exclusive so you won't find it in other stores.
Comes in a 3oz Glass Jar