These impossible to find whole Piment d'Espelette chilis are grown organically on a small family farm in Boonville, California. Seriously, google it, you won't find any whole Espelette anywhere! In 202 the folks at Piment d'Ville decided to leave some of their beloved chilis whole to give you a completely new way to enjoy their unique flavor.
The Piment d'Espelette pepper is sweet and spicy, warm not hot. Use these whole peppers to make a top chef worthy sauce or a salsa with a basque flair. Prized by French chefs, this ingredient was only available imported as a powder 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 California wine region hamlet 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.