M. Gilles Hervy Sel Gris with Herbes

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Sel Gris with Herbes
M. Gilles Hervy

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M. Gilles Hervy Sel Gris with Herbes

Weight: 5 oz
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Family Owned
Gluten Free
Brittany (France)
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  • A large crystal salt with a distinct gray color
  • High mineral content from clay that lines the salt beds
  • Hand harvested
  • Enhanced with bay, rosemary, basil and thyme
  • Imported from France

This exceptional Sel Gris comes from M. Gilles Hervy, an independent artisan paludier (craftsman salt harvester) in the Brittany region of France, near the town of Guérande. The salt marshes there have no peer in Europe for the quality of salt produced.

With the addition of aromatic bay, rosemary, basil and thyme, Hervy's Sel Gris with Herbes is a perfect salt for finishing salads and seasoning vine-ripened tomatoes, or mix with olive oil and use as a rub for meats prior to roasting or grilling.

  • A perfect seasoning for salads and vine-ripened tomatoes
  • Mix with olive oil and use as a rub for roasted meats
Guérande Grey Salt, Thyme, Basil, Rosemary, Bay Leaf
M. Gilles Hervy is an artisan paludier (craftsman salt harvester). M. Hervy and his wife, two sons and daughter have chosen to remain independent from the typical co-ops used by most paludier in the Brittany region. The Hervy family owns two salines (salt ponds) in Brittany near the town of Guérande. There, the currents run cleaner than in many of the other salt harvesting regions of France. Les œillets (the salt marshes) of Guérande have no peer in Europe for the quality of salt produced.

In the long and narrow salt fields of Guérande, M. Hervy uses a float to "sweep" the crystallizing top of the evaporating sea water to harvest the precious Fleur de Sel. The majority of the harvest is sel gris, a hand harvested salt with a grey cast. However, on certain afternoons when weather conditions are just right, a lacy-white film forms on the top of the salt beds. This is the precious Fleur de Sel. It must be harvested on the same afternoon it is formed. For every 80 pounds of sel gris that is harvested, only 1 pound of Fleur de Sel is harvested.
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