Fleur De Sel de Guérande from France is known as "the caviar of salts," and is acclaimed by many chefs as the best of all sea salts. The delicate flavor and moist texture make this the ideal finishing salt. This artisan sea salt is comprised of "young" crystals that form naturally on the surface of salt evaporation ponds in the Guérande region of France. Paludiers (the salt harvesters of the Guérande region) carefully rake the salt crystals using only wooden tools. This preserves the pure taste of the French salt, and produces a very special moist crystalline texture. Just as the cream rises to the top, so does the best Fleur de Sel. The weather conditions must be just right to produce a good Fleur de Sel harvest, and the process can only be completed once a year, in the summer. Also, similar to fine wine regions, different areas within Guérande produce salts with their own unique flavors and aroma profiles. Fleur de Sel is ideal for salads, cooked fresh vegetables and grilled meats.