Nestled in the farthest south western region of France right on the Spanish boarder deep in the heart of Basque country under the mount Mondarraine is the picturesque village of Espelette. The village is known best for its chili peppers & those grown in this region even have an applleation controle for their authenticity. Espelette Pepper ground red powder has replaced black pepper in traditional Basque cooking giving it a unique smokey quality impossible to replicate without these authentic peppers. Medium spicy heat smokey sun dried aroma and a hint of sea brine make this a very unique flavor. We are excited to offer this delicacy to chefs and cooks everywhere! Hope you try some today.