Fleur de Sel

Fleur de Sel, translated as “flower of salt” in French, is a premium and highly prized sea salt known for its delicate flavor and unique harvesting process. It is traditionally hand-harvested from salt evaporation ponds along the coastlines of countries such as France, particularly in regions like Brittany and the Guérande Peninsula. Fleur de Sel gets its name from the thin layer of crystals that forms on the water’s surface during evaporation, resembling a delicate flower.

Harvested by skilled workers using wooden rakes, Fleur de Sel is carefully collected from the surface of the water. This artisanal method, coupled with the specific conditions of the harvesting locations, contributes to its distinct characteristics. Fleur de Sel is valued for its moist texture, subtle brine flavor, and the fine, irregular crystals that give it a delicate crunch. It is often considered a finishing salt, sprinkled over dishes just before serving to enhance flavors and add a touch of elegance. Fleur de Sel is particularly favored in gourmet cuisine and is used to elevate the taste of various dishes, including salads, grilled meats, and desserts.