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As of June 29th, 2020: We are currently transitioning our house flake salt to the beautiful, incomparable Norwegian Flake salt made in Aukra, Norway by Michal BietzØverland. Please note the following product specifications when purchasing:
Box - 10oz: Flake Sea Salt from Norway
Cork, Small and Large Jars: Flake Sea Salt from New Zealand
Flake Sea Salt from Norway
This salt is the snow of the sea, with a soft, crispy texture and a salinity so other-worldly it will transport any dish it touches. This salt loves spring and summer. Gently scatter the flakes on lightly dressed green salads, raw or freshly grilled vegetables, fish and other seafoods. Bonus: this salt is made using 100% renewable energy.
Michal Bietz Øverland grew up in Portland, Oregon. With her Norwegian husband and their two boys, she moved to Oslo in 2011, but it was the island where her husband’s family came from that was the place where she felt most at home.
The old small family farm is located at the end of the road on the island Gossen, in the county of Møre and Romsdal. The property looks out on the open sea of the North Atlantic to the northwest and the high peaks of the mainland to the east and south. Here the the only the sounds are that of the wind, ocean and an abundance of birdlife.
With a deep interest in the cultural and historical influences salt and the salt trade have had globally, Michal began to study its history in Norway and its impact on our traditional fisheries. When you meet Michal you will discover her energy and a personality that likes to go from thought to action. A day out fishing, out past Bjørnsund towards Saltsteinen, a big rock sticking out of the ocean, she took several ten-liter containers and filled them with crisp cold seawater. Back on shore, in the boathouse, she used an old crab cooker and began experimenting with different historical processes to develop a unique Norwegian sea salt. She sent samples to her friend, Mark Bitterman, the world’s leading expert on salt related to food. His response along with the responses of several great Scandinavian and American chefs told her she was on to something special. She recruited the help of her immediate family and together they created North Sea Salt Works.
Ingredients: sea salt
Flake Salt from New Zealand
Bitterman's Flake sea salt has uniquely frothy, three dimensional crystal unlike any other finishing salt we have encountered. It is harvested from the clear waters of the great southern oceans. Currents sweep up the East Coast of New Zealand and into the Solar Salt field located right at the top of the South Island.
These waters are evaporated using the natural process of the sun and wind. At the end of each summer Bitterman's Flake sea salt is carefully gathered so as to maintain the balance of minerals naturally present in salt harvested from the sea.Bitterman's Flakesea salt acquires its impossibly complex and light crystal structure by being very slowly evaporated in an open pan, allowing the formation of very light sea salt flakes.
This salt loves Spring. Use on pasta primavera, garden spinach salads, chocolate cake, or fresh picked snow peas.
Ingredients: sea salt
Curbside pickup worked great on Northwest 23rd
I visited your Portland store 6 years or so ago and bought a container of lovey salt. Now I order from you directly. I love your salt! Finishing salt as a way of life :-)
Thank you all Meadowites
The flake sea salt is great, a good value, and as with all the products, comes in a pretty jar. I also love the salt & pepper mix....I use it every day:-).
The flake sea salt is the best and puts every dish over the top!! I am so happy to have found it and plan to buy more as hostess gifts! The customer service team kept me apprised of the shipment every step of the way. I couldn’t be happier!
Our everyday salt tends to be Bitterman's Fleur de Sel (from Guatemala) and is perfect for meats and most other finishing uses. But for cooked vegetables, salads, and even fried eggs, we like to use this Flake Sea Salt. Big flakes and very a very sparkling white color, this salt has a very clean taste. Hard to beat it.