Our finest fleur de sel, it offers unmatched sophistication for finishing all subtler foods, sweets, dairy, and cooked vegetables. The Fleur de Sel de l'Île de Ré is selected from the most accomplished (in our opinion) saunier ("saltmaker") of the saltmaking villages in western France. While each of the three saltmaking villages--Noirmoutier, Guérande, and Ré--along France's rugged western and northern coasts coast have their strengths, our Fleur de Sel de l'Île de Ré is possibly the most refined and subtle.
With a very faint rose tint and almost imperceptible scent of violets, Fleur de Sel de l'Île de Ré's fine crystals give a silken texture that puts this among the greatest of finishing salts anywhere. Mild, delicate, with the faintest hint of brine.
All this said, this finishing salt should not be saved for special occasions. In addition to being unsurpassed on broiled meats, fish, and vegetables, it is the best salt we have ever tried on French fries!
Like all our fleurs de sel it is harvested in the traditional, labor-intensive way, passing seawater through a network of dikes and ponds. On warm, windy days, saltmakers rake the purest, whitest layer off the top to make what many believe is the finest salt produced anywhere in the world.
- Taster Jar - 1.1oz/31g
- Small Jar - 1.5oz/43g
- Large Jar - 5.1oz/145g
- 1lb Bag - 16oz/454g
Ingredients: sea salt
Sorry, I just sent in a review and accidentally marked your service as a 1 Star, I meant it to be s 5 star!
I recently moved back to the east coast from Portland and was missing The Meadow's delicious stuff! I ordered some classic Fleur de Sel for my mom and it arrived to Vermont well-packaged, promptly, and with a lil piece of chocolate to say 'thanks!' Thank YOU! Great experience, as always.
For me, this is a great salt for seasoning nearly everything. It gives plenty of flavor witn a relatively small amount and the texture is versatile.
I can't imagine not having this in my kitchen!
Also the customer service is one of the best I have experienced ~ Thank you!