*Winner of the Gold medal for quality by Monde Selection*
Black pepper grows in bunches like grapes, on a climbing vine. Most black peppercorns are harvested while still green, and the drying process gives them their distinctive dark skin. Ours are allowed to ripen longer on the vine before being hand-picked and sun-dried, resulting in a rich chocolate-colored pepper berry with dense wrinkles and a bright, fruity spiciness. Burlap & Barrel is the exclusive importer of Zanzibar black pepper into the United States. This pepper, like all of the spices from Zanzibar, are grown organically.
Tasting Notes: Cacao, Lemon, Tropical Heat
Cooking: Grind fresh onto anything and everything. Sauté ground with butter and cheese and drizzle over pasta for Cacio e Pepe. Cook a few tablespoons with butter, shallots and cream for an Au Poivre sauce.
About Burlap & Barrel: Burlap & Barrel is a new kind of spice company. They work directly with partner farmers who grow the most interesting, beautiful and delicious spice varietals and distribute them faster and fresher than anyone else. And as a social enterprise, they ensure that all purchases support the farmers directly.