After years of using Fleur de Sel from one of the designated French areas, we gave this Guatemalan hand raked salt a try. We’ve been using it for a year and are so happy we did. It’s a terrific clean tasting finishing salt at a very fair price.
I learned about this particular Fleur de Sel while reading Tyler Malek's ice cream "cookbook" (Salt & Straw). The nuances of this salt (and its relatively low carbon footprint) got a mention, so I gave it a try. Wow!
To say I'm in love with this salt is an understatement. It's got a wonderful light flaky texture, and it enhances a wide range of dishes from eggs lightly fried and topped with guacamole salsa, to a light sprinkle across chocolate chunk cookies, to a dusting on top of a fine grilled steak. I love it on fresh summer tomatoes. My main mistake was in buying a smaller jar ... I'm close to being out already, and am coming back for the box size (which I sent as a gift to a friend). Definitely a winner!
My “go to” special salt is Bitterman’s Fleur de Sel. It is a perfectly balanced salt. This time I also ordered the Pink Himalayan salt and Piran Sel Gris. Love them all.
I’ve been using this salt for years, and always love it!
we have switched over the Bitterman's exclusively. The salt is consistent and flavorful. Love the sea salt experience!