Cambodian Kampot Peppercorn Trio Gift Box - Organic & Fair Trade
Organic, Fair Trade Cambodian Kampot Peppercorns are rare. For decades the peppercorns grown in the Kampot region of Cambodia were revered as the finest in the world. European traders brought the pepper to chefs across the continent, especially France, and they loved its robust, full flavor and complex scent. In 1975 the Khmer Rouge took over the country and the pepper farms in Kampot almost completely vanished as production came to a halt during years of civil war. After the 1998 elections, everything needed to be rebuilt. Slowly, Kampot Pepper production has increased and returned. Kampot Pepper is organically grown and the region has been awarded with a Geographical Indications Certificate (GI). This certification is similar to one given to Champagne or Roquefort cheese, authentic only when produced in their specific region. The unique flavor of the pepper is due to the rich soil of Kampot and its location between the mountains and the sea. The pepper is fresh and bright, with a deceptively spicy flavor.
Kampot black peppercorns are spicy, yet smooth, with a touch of a sweet finish.
Kampot red peppercorns are fully ripened on the vine until red. Fruity aroma with a peppery heat.
Kampot white peppercorns are the spiciest of the three with a robust aroma. They are produced by removing the outer skin of the red peppercorns and then dried.
Our Trio Gift Box is packaged in convenient single-use pepper mills, ready to use. The gift box contains 3 pepper mills of Kampot peppercorns: 1.7 oz black, 2 oz white, and 1.7 oz red. It's a wonderful gift for the foodie or chef as a housewarming, holiday, or birthday gift.
Here are some ways to use these 3 peppercorns:
- Eggs of all types.
- Steaks and chops.
- Seafood and chicken.
- Bread and unsalted butter or bread and extra virgin olive oil.
- Season a sauce of lemon grass, scallions, cilantro, green chile, garlic, olive oil, sea salt.
- Fresh cheeses such as mozarella, feta, or cream cheese.
- White pepper in cream sauces or soups.
- White pepper for pasta, rice, and potato dishes.
- Try on fresh fruit like pineapple, mango, oranges, or grapefruit.
- Use just a dusting on chocolate (especially chocolate truffles), caramel, or citrus desserts.
- With a Bloody Mary.
These peppercorns are Organic, Fair Trade, HACCP, GAP, and GMP certified.