Resurrected by Gillian and Will Kerton in 2017, Droitwich Salt is slowly gaining recognition as the very special salt that it is. Forward thinking local farmers, who both grew up in the area, the Kertons are passionate about working with the land and their natural environment as the 4 generations before them. Reviving this fascinating local resource was a very natural step that they were delighted to take.
100% pure and natural, the brine from the underground springs is transported less than 3 miles from the Droitwich pumproom to Churchfields Saltworks on Churchfields Farm where it is gently crystallised using renewable energy before being hand harvested and packaged onsite.
With naturally large crystals, it’s incredibly versatile and performs brilliantly not only as a seasoning salt, but also for curing, pickling, fermenting and even in cocktails!
After meeting the Kertons at the Ludlow Food Festival in 2017, Michelin starred Chef Brad Carter was so inspired by the natural flavour and purity of Droitwich Salt that he nominated it for the Ark of Taste and also partnered with them to create a number of gourmet flavoured salts. These were designed to compliment red meat, fish and grilling – all of which have subsequently won Great Taste Awards.
The salt has also been a hit with local food producers who have added it to their own award winning products – including Two Farmers Crisps, #Nom Salted Caramel Sauce and Hussingtree Gin to name a few.
Droitwich Salt is now stocked in over 100 Farm shops and Deli’s (and even Selfridges) across the UK and is also available to purchase online from www.droitwichsalt.com. The pure salt is available for sprinkling or grinding, 100g or 900g.
Contact: Churchfields Saltworks, Salwarpe, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 0AH
Tel: 01905 451 289