After reading about the historic and cultural relevance of salt production in Dorset, and visiting the natural salt pans on the east weares of Portland, Jethro pondered how and why this local industry had vanished. This idea affected him so immensely that he began to conceptualize, and envisage the revival of Dorset’s local Sea Salt scene.
Hand-Harvested Sea Salt from Britain’s purest waters along the Jurassic coastline, Dorset Sea Salt Co are now marrying both ancient and new production methods to create the cleanest, purest, and freshest sea salt on the market, offering a distinct taste of Dorset.
How It's Made
'We collect our mineral rich, and super clean sea water from the Atlantic by hand. This is so we can be sure that our raw material has the correct amount of salinity. After we collect the sea from our favourite spot, we then pass it through a triple filtering system, developed and designed to preserve all the goodness from the Jurassic Coast.
After producing a concentrated brine, we watch the sea salt flakes form in our gently heated pans. This is a truly magical moment, and we will never cease to be amazed. The flakes perform an almost dance like motion on the surface of the pan, and then precipitate to the depths like a gentle snow drift. We then carefully, and expertly select the perfect moment for the ice-like flakes to be hand harvested from our pans. This is the crucial moment. Our process for making the brine combines the three most recognised sources of renewable energy: Biomass, Wind and Solar.
The last phase is to drain and dry the sea salt in our closely monitored drying rooms. This is paramount in creating the perfect texture of the sea salt that offers an explosive but gentle crunch to our foods.
Each small, treasure-like batch of sea salt we create takes devotion, care and love. We value the human element of production, this is the only way we ensure a top grade, gourmet sea salt. Every stage of the production process is finely monitored and scrutinized, even though this can sometimes be slow, we believe perfection can not be rushed or hurried. All the fruits of our labour here at the Dorset Sea Salt Company are grounded in craftsmanship, locality, and quality. Give your food a taste of Dorset.'
Dorset Sea Salt Co range are packaged sustainably using glass jars with metal lids and paper labels
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