Tellicherry Black Pepper
Tellicherry Black Peppercorns are grown in Kerala, a state in southwestern India along the Malabar Coast. These Tellicherry peppercorns are vine-ripened, allowed to mature longer to develop a deep, rich flavor. Once matured, the peppercorns are picked from the vine just before they turn red. As they dry, the berries turn black. The berries are larger with a full, robust flavor. Tellicherry pepper is considered one of the finest peppers in the world. These berries are fragrant with spice, fresh corn husks (our term for fruity!), and a hint of citrus, with a front-of-the-mouth flavor explosion of classic pepper heat.
Use these peppercorns to season all meats, poultry, seafood, sauces, vegetables, starches, fruit, and desserts. These choice peppercorns were featured in the December 2008 issue of Cook' s Illustrated.