That's right, Dijon isn't the only town in France to make mustard! A refined delicacy, Meaux mustard is famous all over France thanks to its little sandstone pot with a cork in the top, sealed with red wax. Inside is an old-style mustard with whole and crushed grains, 95% of which come from Canada. These are mixed with salt, spirit vinegar and spices.
Today, there are different versions of Meaux mustard, such as those with green pepper, figs, honey, Espelette pepper or cognac. With its subtle aroma and exquisite flavour, this speciality goes wonderfully with meat and is ideal for preparing a sauce or vinaigrette.
This condiment first appeared in Meaux in the 18th century, when a dignitary of the chapter of Meaux passed on the secret recipe to a local quarry operator, J.B. Pommery. This mustard is now exported all over the world.