PGI French Thyme from Albert Ménès
Dried Provençal Thyme Leaves from France
Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is a government designation linking a product to a place, similar to the Italian PDO for Prosciutto di Parma or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Albert Ménès PGI French Thyme is from the Southern French region of Provence, which has a rich history of harvesting and drying wild thyme. What sets Provençal thyme apart from others is its distinctly spicy, pungent aroma. Additionally, Albert Ménès PGI French Thyme is harvested by a local agricultural cooperative, which rigorously selects and inspects the herbs for quality in order to bear the coveted PGI title.
How to use
An essential component of bouquet garni, thyme is often combined with bay leaf and parsley in a cheesecloth sachet to flavor broths, soups and liquids for braising and poaching. Sprinkle PGI French Thyme into classic French dishes like ratatouille or beef Bourguignon, or combine with lemon juice, zest and garlic to make a bright and earthy spice rub for chicken before it hits the oven.
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
- 25 grams (0.89 ounces)