Fleur De Sel
Fleur De Sel is an all-natural sea salt often considered to be the finest form of salt available. It is unprocessed, unrefined and unadulterated.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Unrefined Sea Salt.
Fleur De Sel is the most renowned form of salt in the world, valued for its ability to highlight other flavors without being too salty. A natural source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc, its flavor is made even more impactful by its inherent trace minerals.
Fleur De Sel is harvested in Guérande, Brittany, France, home of the most prized and renowned salterns. Gathered by an artisan paludier (craftsman salt harvester), it is collected by sweeping the top of seawater evaporating in manmade salt ponds with wooden rakes.
Raked from reservoir to reservoir to decant, the salt is finally evaporated with the help of the sun and the wind. Fleur De Sel is the very top layer of salt on the resulting sediment (its name translates from French to "flower of the salt"). Consequently, it has the purest flavor and the brightest white color. Sel Gris is the gray salt found just underneath the Fleur De Sel. For every 80 pounds of Sel Gris harvested, there are three pounds of Fleur De Sel.
Chefs prize its fine texture and use it as a finishing salt. Fine chocolatiers and confectioners use its delicate salty flavor and light, crunchy texture to garnish and balance sweet creations.
Decadent chocolate truffles are easy to make and can turn any dinner party into an elegant affair. To contrast the rich chocolate and smooth texture we offer legendary Fleur De Sel as the perfect finishing touch. Sprinkle some on the truffles when they are slick from forming or keep a little on hand to garnish each bite. It is truly a match made in culinary heaven.