In 2000 the Espelette pepper got the French A.O.C. label (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) which recognizes the specificity of this territory soil. In 2002 it also got rewarded by being a P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) by the European Union. This Espelette pepper is known as being very fragile and can only grow properly under this very specific micro-climate of Southwestern France, North of the Basque area. Only a specific quantity is produced every year in accordance with knowledge passed down through generations: it is very carefully cultivated and then harvested.
Espelette pepper has a spiciness that is characterized by a warm depth of flavor with a nice little kick, spicy but subtle. It is the finest and most refined of the chili peppers.
Net weight: 50 g / 1.76 oz.
Packaging: Glass jar with sifter insert.
Origin: Basque Country, Southwestern France
100% organic Espelette pepper.
Manufactured exclusively from chilies from the same producer.
It contains no artificial colorants, nor additives or preservatives.
Storage Condition: dry and cool storage place, protected from sunlight
Glass jar with a sifter insert to let you sprinkle spices, and remove for filling or scooping.
Shelf-life: 3 years
Espelette pepper will enhance everything without excess heat. It is great on eggs, fish, poultry, mashed potatoes or any other vegetables.
Add to nearly any soup or sauce as your secret ingredient but add toward the end of the cooking process to keep its full flavor.
An egg fried in extra virgin olive oil seasoned with Espelette pepper is a must-taste
You can also go for Espelette Aioli and Espelette Ketchup to add a little zip!