The creamiest of the Leblanc nut oils, hazelnut oil has a very unique, delicate flavor that really excites green vegetables. If we're being honest, this is our favorite among Leblanc's nut oils. Skip the dairy in your mashed potatoes and use a good pour of hazelnut oil. Or try drizzling it over grilled bitter lettuces like radicchio for a wonderful summer salad.
About the Producer:
Huilerie J. Leblanc's production of nut oils began in 1878 and has really changed very little as the company now rests on the shoulders of the newest Leblanc, Jean Charles. At the factory in Burgundy, pounds of nuts are ground into a paste, what is essentially nut butter, and this paste is roasted. And that's really it! This paste is allowed to settle and the oil is drained off creating a decadent nut oil with the most luxurious flavor and creamy texture. What is left is the most pronounced essence of the oils within the nut.