Terre Exotique Fleur de Sel from Millac 80g

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French Millac fleur de sel is collected by hand, carefully scraped from the top of salt ponds. It's a distinctively fine white salt with a very delicate flavour. Works best uncooked, over salads, tarts or chocolate cookies. If you cook with it, add it at the end of cooking, as it dissolves quickly.

Harvested by hand by Emmanuel and Nathalie, this extremely white and fine Millac fleur de sel is produced using traditional methods in the Land of Retz in the former “Brittany Bay”. It is harvested in compliance with salt plant traditional methods and from March onwards. Nathalie and Emmanuel will spend every day preparing the salt waters for the summer season. The water flows from the sea via channels into various salt ponds.
The first pond is the “mestière” which is the first evaporation zone in the circuit. Then the water level changes and the water moves to the next level of ponds which act as a daily reserve supplying the final set of ponds, the “œillets” from which the salt is harvested.
This phase takes about 2 days as the seawater evaporates slowly and the salt concentration increases. For the crystals to form, the water must reach between 250 and 280 grams of salt per litre as opposed to 25 to 30 grams per litre at the beginning of the circuit.

Once fleur de sel starts to crystallize, it is carefully harvested using a special wooden rake.

This must be done rapidly as fleur de sel crystallizes in the morning and drops down to the bottom of the saltwater pond in the afternoon under the heat of the sun and then transforms into coarse sea salt.
100% Fleur de sel from Millac