shop now for Facebook
You are Shopping By: Home  >Herbs & Spices
Piment D' Espelette - AOC - Gaec Aroztegi

Piment D' Espelette - AOC - Gaec Aroztegi
Product Code: 3876
Unit of Measure:EACH
Our Price: $22.99


1.76 ounce jar (50 g) - France, Basque Country

Hotter than Hungarian paprika but not so hot as cayenne, with a whisper of smokiness (but less than Pimenton de la Vera), this distinctive red pepper is one of the most useful and tasty to keep on your shelves! In French Basque country where it's from, Espelette is commonly chosen over black pepper, but the pepper is also popular with chefs all over France for its pleasantly prickly but not aggressive heat.

Use it wherever you need a dash of hot (but not killer hot) pepper flavor!

Espelette Region A.O.C. Label

The gastronomical fame of the Espelette region extends through all of France, thanks to its famous pepper, the true "red gold" of the region. This pepper arrived in French Basque country as far back as the 17th century, but it wasn't until the 19th century that the area became famous for beautiful red peppers.

Espelette is today a Label of Controlled Origin (A.O.C.), comprising a region with a mild oceanic climate, especially favorable to the growth of peppers. In 1999, the Espelette pepper became the first spice in France to receive the AOC label, as "Ezpeletako Biperra" in the Basque language.

Traditional Methods of Preparation
The Basque hang pepper chains to dry during all of autumn. After this initial drying, the pepper is passed through a furnace for further dehydration, then hot-crushed to the desired grind.

ChefShop Newsletter Signup


Fennel Pollen - Wild - Umbria, Italy

Fennel Pollen - Wild - Umbria, Italy
SKU:  1050
Price: $19.99 >

Add Fennel Pollen - Wild - Umbria, Italy to Cart

Aleppo Pepper - Syria

Aleppo Pepper - Syria
SKU:  4501
Price: $5.99 >

Add Aleppo Pepper - Syria  to Cart

Madras Curry Powder - Sun Brand

Madras Curry Powder - Sun Brand
SKU:  1541
Price: $4.99 >

Add Madras Curry Powder - Sun Brand to Cart shipping

Fastachi's Cranberry Nut Mix
SKU:  6821

Add Fastachi's Cranberry Nut Mix  to Cart

Caramels Milk & Créme Fraiche - France
SKU:  4618
Click to see price

More Details

Shop Online, Order Toll-Free 800-596-0885, or Fax 206-267-2205
©1999-2014® All Rights Reserved.