Black Kampot pepper PGI
Black Kampot pepper PGI
Black Kampot pepper is tasty and sharp. Its easy-to-combine flavor palette makes black kampot the ideal pepper for rubs, marinades and in spice mixtures with pepper.
PROTECTED GEOGRAPHIC ORIGIN (EUROPE) - BGO/ IPG
Kampot pepper, called Mrech Kampot in Khmer, is named after Kampot, a town and region in the south of Cambodia. The peppers come from small-leaved pepper plants of the Piper variety lampong or large-leaved plants of the variety kamchay.
Other peppers of the type lampong are the Muntok pepper from Indonesian Bangka and Sarawak pepper from Borneo. Lampong peppers bear somewhat smaller berries than most pepper varieties, often of different sizes mixed together.
The black Kampot pepper is made from the predominantly unripe berry. Characteristic for the Kampot are the taste and scent notes of flowers, eucalyptus and mint.
Kampot pepper is sometimes called the world's best pepper, a reputation that was built wd in Indochinese times, when the Cambodian pepper was the star of every self-respecting French restaurant. Kampot is included in the 'Ark of taste'.
Our Kampot peppers come from one of the many family businesses with a pepper plantation. These belong to farmers who started growing pepper instead of rice again after the fall of the Khmer Rouge and the withdrawal of the Vietnamese. Because the Khmer Rouge had focused all their efforts on rice cultivation, the cultivation of pepper in Cambodia was virtually lost.
The pepper is grown in a centuries-old waywd. The land is still irrigated in the traditional way, without the use of pesticides. Only natural raw materials from plants and crayfish are used to fertilize the land, which are found on a large scale on the many rice paddies in the area.
In addition to the protected Kampot pepper IPG, you have recently seen more and more pepper being offered on the European market that comes from this region, but outside the quality control of the Kampot Pepper Association.
Combine black kampot with red meat, oily fish, brown sauces, tomato dishes, vegetables or white cheese. Delicious with fruit, desserts with chocolate such as mousses and fondants.
- 100% pepper berries of the Piper nigrum
- protected by the European PGI label (international: PGI)
- origin: Kampot region, Cambodia
- available in glass, stand-up pouch and test tube
- glass jar contains 60 grams
- stand-up pouches with a capacity of up to 30 to 500 grams
- available in 10 ml test tube
- larger quantities on request
- the jar is available in a tasteful gift packaging, consisting of a cube box filled with black tissue paper
- for an overview of our gift packaging, please refer to the gift packaging section
- grind your pepper shortly before use
- add the ground pepper to your preparation at the very last minute
- store your Kampot pepper in closed packaging
- preferably store in a dark, dry and cool place
- best before August 2026 (08/26)
- this expiration date is an indication
Would you like to know what this Kampot pepper tastes like?
You can also try a test tube. The tube contains enough pepper to understand the flavor essence.