It was a chance discovery that inspired the reinvention of the ancient industry of Cornish Sea Salt for the modern world.
The original founder, Tony Fraser, came across an Iron Age salt works in a remote cove on the south coast of Cornwall while out walking. Most people would have made a mental note and carried on with their lives.
But Tony wanted answers: why had such an essential element of the county’s farming and pilchard industry died out? Because rock salt had become an easier way of harvesting the mineral.
The idea affected him so profoundly that he was determined to re-imagine the sea salt industry for the 21st century.
In 2008, Cornish Sea Salt was set up to bridge the ancient and modern worlds. Production is still inspired by the original methods of harvesting the goodness of the ocean but these days it is sustainable and ecologically sound. Furthermore, the old industry has been future-proofed for the community, re- routed in ethical ideals, and is hand-harvested just eight metres from the Atlantic shore line in Cornwall.
The Cornish Sea Salt Company have meticulously blended sea salt with cracked black, red and green peppercorns and not forgetting the pimento. Why settle for the same old ground black pepper and table salt when you can enjoy this ingenious mix.
Here at The Old Vicarage, we particularly love their Luxury Sea Salt and Black Pepper mix which is available at breakfast each morning for you to enhance your breakfast and is always sprinkled on our Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine and Eggs Royale.