The Kampot pepper - found only in the Kampot region of Cambodia - was once the world's most prestigious peppercorn, integral to classic French cuisine and celebrated in gourmet kitchens everywhere for its complex aroma and mild, flavorful range of tastes. However, during the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s, Kampot Pepper exports ceased.
Over the last 10 years Cambodia has had the 10th fastest growing economy in the world. Kampot Pepper is the leading sector in the development of Cambodia's agricultural economy. Recently it was designated a Protected Geographical Indication (similar to Champagne) by European authorities.
We are -and you can be- part of this effort to return Kampot Pepper to tabletops worldwide. We'll grow it and import it; you buy it and sell it or serve it! Diners will remark the quantum leap in flavor of dishes prepared with or seasoned with Auguste Escoffier's preferred pepper... and come back for more.