Piment d’ Espellete
Sundried tomato, Stone Fruit, Medium Heat
This rare pepper has a unique flavor—warm, fruity, and not too spicy–a must-try for everyone who loves chili peppers. This particular variety has come to characterize the French region of Basque Country, where it is a staple seasoning. Our light, delicate Espelette is harvested by hand in Northern California by Boonville Barn Collective, a woman-owned organic farm.
Level of Spiceyness: SHU=4,000
Organic Piment d’ Espellete
Glass Jar Net Weight: 1.2oz
No Additives, GMOs, Or Fillers, No Salt
Tips for Success
- Bloom in oil, fat or water for best results.
In the coastal California county of Mendocino, 100 miles north of San Francisco, the hills are twined with grapevines that produce a perfect Pinot Noir. Here, in the sunny Anderson Valley where the climate is tempered by cool marine air, you’ll find Boonville Barn Collective. This woman-owned farm has been producing unique chile powders for more than a decade. The collective grows, hand-picks, dries, and grinds chile peppers into spices using sustainable agricultural techniques. Their goal is to produce healthy food without compromising future generations’ ability to do the same. The farm is Renegade certified, and they grow crops with organic growing practices.
How spicy is this chile?
This chile is on the medium side around the spice level of a jalapeño with a bit of sweetness and tomato notes.
Why are the jars smaller?
This is one of our most expensive spices and we decided to use a smaller jar than fill our regular jars halfway.
Are these chiles organic?
Yes everything grown at Booneville Barn Collective is organic.