Terre Exotique Fleur de Sel Guerande 90g
The Delicate Gift of the Atlantic Ocean
Born of the wind, sun and the La Guérande salt marshes in France, Terre Exotique Fleur de Sel Guérande are beautiful white crystals with a reputation for being the finest and most delicate of salts. 100% natural, unprocessed and additive free, this wonderful sea salt is handpicked from the shallow sea waters of Brittany, in northern France.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
A landmark in French Gastronomy, Terre Exotique Fleur de Sel Guérande literally translates to the “Flower of Salt.” A PGI protected product, this is a rare and decadent salt loved for its delicate, flaky texture and a complex flavour reminiscent of the sea.
With a high mineral content and inherent moisture found in this sea salt, Fleur de Sel Guérande has a subtly sweet aroma, with a delicate, briny flavor. A delicate, crispy texture, these hollow pyramids stick to your tongue instead of dissolving right away, encouraging a more intense organoleptic experience compared to other salts.
PREPARATION OR PAIRINGS
The sweetness of this sea salt makes it perfect for both savory and sweet dishes alike. While possible to use as a seasoning, its flaky and refined texture is best highlighted when used as a garnish or condiment.
Crumble this exquisite Fleur de Sel with your fingers over any dish to lend a burst of flavor, an added sparkle, and a delicate crunch. If you’re looking to experience this sea salt as part of your charcuterie, try a slice of our Saucisson Sec with Guérande Salt from Maison Loste.
A TASTE OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
A PGI protected product, Terre Exotique Fleur de Sel from Guérande is a rare and luxurious fleur de sel from the northern region of Brittany and is a hallmark of French Gastronomy.
Sourced from the Atlantic Ocean that makes its way to the ‘marais salants’ or salt marshes stretching between the Loire and Vilaine rivers, the creation of this French Fleur de Sel is a complex one. Once a delicate balance of wind, sun and the right temperature is achieved to allow the salt to float to the surface of the shallow pools, it is then collected by a salt picker, known as the paludier, with a wooden rake. The fragile salt crystals are then naturally dried instead of processed through salt mills.
This traditional process of creating Fleur de Sel ensures a mineral-rich salt that retains the flavours and moisture of the sea from which it came.
Store in a cool, dry, dark cupboard, away from the heat and light. Choose a spot in the kitchen that’s away from the oven. The best temperature for storing oil is from 13 to 21°C.