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Guérande Fleur de Sel 80g
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This Fleur de sel comes from a saline on the Guérande peninsula in France.
Known to gourmets around the world, this fleur de sel is particularly prized by Chefs for its light violet scent and its very white color. This fleur de sel has long been considered the best in the world, thanks to its authentic know-how. It is the most famous fleur de sel in the world.
Known to gourmets around the world, Guérande fleur de sel is particularly prized by Chefs for its violet scent and its white color. This fleur de sel has long been considered the best in the world, thanks to its authentic know-how, and for the quality of the clay marshes in which the salt crystallizes.
In France and throughout the world it is the best known of the French Fleurs de sel.
Fleur de sel de Guérande has been harvested by hand for thousands of years at the foot of the Guérande hillside in Brittany. It is in Brittany Plein Sud, more precisely in Loire-Atlantique, in the Pays de la Loire that the salt marshes of the Guérande peninsula are found. The Guérande Peninsula, also called the “White Country”.
The small medieval town of Guérande, Brittany, was immortalized in Honoré de Balzac's novel Béatrix (1839), but, in truth, its fame comes from its salt. At the foot of the city ramparts stretches a patchwork of 1,400 hectares of marshes called “eyelets” which date from around the year 945.
It is known for its violet taste. It is also appreciated for its purity, a perfect white color and a very regular fine grain. It is one of the 3 whitest Fleurs de sel in France with Ile de Ré and Noirmoutier.
"In the mouth, Guérande fleur de sel crunches under the tooth and melts under the tongue. Its taste is much less pronounced than ordinary salt, much sweeter." It has a very fine iodized flavor and a beautiful, very subtle length in the mouth.