Périgord Walnut Kernels AOP from Albert Ménès
Raw, Unshelled French Walnut Halves
The Périgord region, located Southwestern France, is known for many culinary delicacies. The first thing that comes to mind is winter black truffles, but there is another ingredient that has been beloved for centuries: the walnut. These walnuts (the Franquette varietal) are cherished for their rich, buttery flavor and delicate, sweet nuttiness. It is even said that these walnuts were so prized that they carried the weight of currency to pay off debts hundreds of years ago.
These days, Périgord walnuts might not carry their weight in gold, but they are a treasured ingredient in the French kitchen. Sprinkle over salads, add to breads and baked goods or simply enjoy as a snack. They also make a wonderful addition to any cheese board, toasted and served with a soft, natural-rinded Périgord goat cheese like Pico Affiné and honeycomb.
About the producer
Founded in 1921, Maison Albert Ménès has been distributing fine grocery products, founded on quality and authenticity, in France for almost 100 years. After traveling in the French navy, Albert Ménès—a native of Brittany, France—had a dream of bringing Parisians the Breton flavors of his childhoods, as well as the flavors of his travels.
Now, Maison Albert Ménès works with small crafters and farmers across France, distributing over 400 traditional products that highlight the best of regional French ingredients. Stock your kitchen with classic spice blends like Persaillotte and Herbes de Provence to jams and condiments like Drôme garlic purée, Périgord walnut kernels and Mirabelle plum jam.
- Albert Ménès
- 125 grams (4.4 ounces)