Saltverk - Lava Salt

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The industrial revolution didn't really arrive in Iceland until the turn of the 20th century. However, in the mid 18th century, there were some attempts made industrialise Iceland. In 1752 the first Icelandic joint stock company was founded with that end in mind, emphasising wool production, sulphur mining and fishing mostly in and around Reykjavík. The venture had mostly petered out by 1800. Separately, but at the same time, salt production was established in the Westfjords. The method of production was to extract salt from the ocean using a geothermal process. This too didn't last into the 19th century, but in the 21st century the founder of Saltverk, Björn Steinar, setup salt production using the 18th century method. The yield is salt of pristine quality and texture. 

From Saltverk : One of the most striking things that you can experience when coming to Iceland are the vast black lava fields that cover a large part of the island.  Made from the many volcanoes that have shaped Iceland from the very beginning, Iceland’s lava fields are craggy, jagged and a true sight to behold.  Our Lava Salt was created to celebrate that unique landscape. 

Tasting Notes : Our black lava salt is Icelandic flaky sea salt blended with activated charcoal.  The charcoal naturally smooths the bitterness that one can sometimes experience with salt, rounding the flavor to create a softer, more subtle salt.  The salt's dark color also brings great contrast and finish to any dish you cook.

Key Descriptors : Rich, Round, with Striking Visual Contrast

Best Pairings / Recipes : Great with meat, seafood and fruits.