This Pommery Dijon mustard is made with finely ground brown mustard seeds, giving it an extra strong flavor. That’s why they call it Moutarde du Lion or Lion’s Mustard! Truly a treat for the mustard lover!
It pairs well with red meats and especially sausages. It can be mixed with mayonnaise or used in a vinaigrette.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Moutarde de Meaux are regarded as one of the world’s great moutardiers. Their award-winning Pommery mustards are a favourite of professional chefs. All of their mustards are packed in traditional stoneware jars. These jars help to preserve the mustards’ characteristic pungency, so they taste fresher for longer.
Pommery mustard is made in Meaux, a cathedral town 60km west of Paris. The town has a long history of mustard production. It began in 771 AD, when Charlemagne decreed that canons and monks in cathedral towns like Meaux should cultivate mustard.
Meaux was also a centre for the quarrying of millstones, which brought many craftsmen to the area. In 1760, a dignitary of the Meaux cathedral chapter passed on the canons’ secret mustard recipe to a stonecutter named J. B. Pommery. That recipe is still used by Moutarde de Meaux to make their famous Pommery mustard today.