Tastes of Pepper
Just like wine or oil, peppercorns get their name from their place of origin. And the terroir – local soil and climate – has a huge bearing in shaping each pepper's flavour profile. It's why pepper is at its very best when paired with other regional ingredients and cuisines.
We did say that pepper is a complex little berry. It owes much of its unique flavours to a chemical called piperine. Break through the husk of a peppercorn, where all the essential oils are found, and at its heart you'll find piperine.All you need to know
Keep it fresh!
Whole black peppercorns will last up to three years stored in a tightly sealed container, but once ground they quickly lose their essential oils that lend flavour to the heat.
Buy in smaller quantities, rotate carefully and be ruthless about best before dates.
From farm to plate
Our Tellicherry pepper story is one of quality, provenance and, of course, flavour. Why not share it with your customers on your menus, to truly bring home the origins of your food.Read more
Join us on a visit to our Tellicherry farm in India and see how the world´s best pepper is grown and harvested.
Only the best pepper is good enough for us.
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