Pommery green peppercorn mustard is regarded by many chefs as the greatest example of green peppercorn mustard in the world. Stir it into a cream sauce for steak or chicken, or serve with cold meats.
The green peppercorns are fragrant, slightly tart and bursting with peppery hotness. On its own the mustard is a great partner for veal and potatoes. Or try glazing cauliflower with the mustard before roasting. Presented in a stoneware crock.
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.