An important component of Basque cuisine, Piment d'Espelette is a gourmet seasoning with a smoky, delicious, subtle, and fruity heat.
Pairs deliciously with Raw Vegetables, Seared Tuna, Roast Chicken, Piperade, Deviled Eggs, Dark Chocolate.
The heat of this chilli pepper is mild, so it can be used anywhere you’d like to add a light, gourmet touch.
The Piment d'Espelette was originally brought from Mexico to the Basque region long ago and now it’s an AOC-protected pepper, meaning that it must be grown certain communities in France to be considered a real Espelette Pepper.
Originally used to season meats and ham, it’s essential to authentic Basque cooking, a region where it all but replaced black pepper. Every October, these French villages host the Piment d’Espelette Festival where you can see these colourful chillies drying all over.