HAPPY HOLIDAYS!Enjoy cooking with and gifting the hand-selected, all natural gourmet sea salts and peppercorns from Salts of the 7 Seas!
Through extensive research and lots of taste testing we have selected the finest gourmet sea salts + peppercorns from around the world to share with you. Please enjoy reading about our fine selection of artisan sea salts and peppercorn blends AND cooking with the world’s favorite seasonings!
KAMPOT, CAMBODIA: the perfect spot on earth for growing peppercorns
A nearby sea, flanking mountains, a quartz-rich soil; it’s the perfect spot on earth, devotees say, to yield a product they describe in that rapturous vocabulary usually reserved for fine wines: “aristocratic, virile, almost aphrodisiacal,” with subtle notes of caramel, gingerbread and mild tobacco.
The MARQUIS DE KAMPOT STORY: a story of war, determination and world-class flavor.
The Renaissance of Kampot Pepper, grown only in Cambodia for centuries, begins with a French Chef, Auguste Escoffier, known for the Ritz Hotel in Paris. He used only Kampot Peppercorns for their exquisite flavor. In the 1970’s, the quiet farm-based culture of Cambodia was torn by a civil war when the Khmer Rouge stopped all normal ways of life trying to found an idealistic agrarian utopia that set out to destroy all intellectual pursuits. It was a brutal war and has taken decades for the people to recover to produc-tive lives. Marquis de Kampot™ is a 15 hectare plantation, nestled in a beautiful valley, with roughly 9,000 vines per hectare. A 5th-generation Cambodian Pepper Master leads a small team of seasonal workers from the villages near the farm. Expertise and organic certification assures excep-tional flavor. Each peppercorn is hand-picked, for ripeness and after drying, for quality and color.