The Caviar of Salts
Dear friend of Gourmet Delights,
In a mild mini-climate near the town of Guèrande in the cultural region of Brittany, France there are centuries old salt fields. In this unique location the currents of the Atlantic Ocean run cleaner than in many of the other salt harvesting regions of France. As a result, Guèrande produces the best salt in all of France.
The salt fields of Guèrande are long and narrow so that an artisan paludier (craftsman salt harvester) like Gilles Hervy can "sweep" the crystallized top of the evaporating sea water to harvest the delicate Fleur de Sel de Guèrande. On warm, breezy afternoons (i.e. when there is no rain) a single day's evaporation of salt crust from the top of the salt ponds is harvested as the Fleur de Sel, the least salty, purest part of the saline. What remains and crystallizes throughout the season is the Sel Gris. The harvest ("forming") is usually from May to September. For every 80 pounds of Sel Gris produced, they can harvest only one pound of the precious Fleur de Sel.
Fleur de Sel is an all-natural sea salt from Brittany, France. It is unprocessed, unrefined, and unadulterated. It does not contain anti-caking or anti-flowing agents. It is known as the "Caviar of Salts".
The Gilles Hervy family (husband, wife, two sons, and a daughter) sells the best, most consistent quality Fleur de Sel in the world.
A 5.4 ounce glass jar of this fabulous, pure sea salt for only $16.85!
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