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This salt and pepper sampler was such a success in the 2010 holiday season that we decided to make it an annual offering! Each salt and pepper is carefully selected by our spice buyer to give a cross section of textures, colors and flavors.

The pairing of salt and pepper dates to seventeenth-century French cuisine. Both salt and pepper serve to enhance, not overpower, the true taste of the dish. Each sampler includes the the following three salts and three peppers as well as a descriptive insert, including recommendations for use.

Australian Murray River Salt: Salt collected from the briny depths of the Murray River basin in Australia which has its source in the Australian Alps to the southeast. This is a light, flaky salt with a rosy pink color.

Bali "Kechil" Pyramid Sea Salt: Earth, wind, fire and water join to create a natural union that determines the unique crystal character of each salt grain.

Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt: This salt combines a hearty crunch with high-quality, activated charcoal - adds dramatic texture and color to any dish.

Pink Peppercorns: Pink peppercorns have a delicate, fruity fragrance, and a sweet, spicy flavor. These rare little berries also add a dash of color to your culinary creations. Crush and sprinkle on top of foie gras for a rich treat.

Tellicherry Peppercorns: Tellicherry peppercorns are so named in reference to the town of Tellicherry on the Malabar Coast of India where they are grown. These peppercorns are larger in size and renowned for their depth of flavor.

Green Peppercorns: Black, white, and green peppercorns all come from the Piper nigrum plant. Green peppercorns are produced by immersing the fresh green fruits in boiling water for about 20 minutes, which kills the enzyme in the berry's skin which normally will turn black when dried.
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Country of Origin Various
Producer Formaggio Kitchen
Type of Seasoning Salts
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Formaggio Kitchen

The Formaggio Kitchen family of stores began in 1978 with a vision of creating a European shopping experience in Cambridge. Today, owners Ihsan and Valerie Gurdal operate four stores: Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge, Formaggio Kitchen Kendall, Formaggio Kitchen South End and Formaggio Kitchen Essex Market.

We travel throughout the US and Europe visiting dairies, cheesemakers and agers of artisan cheese whose products we bring to our stores so that our customers can experience the wonders of these artisan producers. We produce many of our own products in our kitchen and bakery - all from scratch and using time-tested traditional recipes with the best ingredients available. We are particularly proud of our charcuterie program, which has won numerous Good Food Awards, our catering department which makes our much-loved Pimento Cheese and Spiced Pita Chips and our bakery and their housemade granola, cornmeal biscotti and teacakes.

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