We are proud to announce that Achill Island Sea Salt has achieved the EU Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Status.
In the world of gastronomy, there are certain products that stand out not only for their taste but also for their unique production methods and ties to a specific geographical region. Products with PDO status must always be produced, processed, and prepared in the specific geographical region from which they derive their name. This designation ensures the highest standards of quality, emphasising the importance of both natural and human factors in the production process. The characteristics of Achill Island Sea Salt, such as the soft flaky texture, sweet salty taste are a direct result of the wild Atlantic waters and our slow method of sea water evaporation.
PDO certification not only safeguards the integrity of the product but also serves as a testament to the rich cultural heritage and culinary prowess of the region. It elevates Achill Island Sea Salt to the ranks of esteemed European food and drinks, like Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Champagne. Achill Island Sea Salt's PDO designation not only benefits consumers who seek out premium ingredients but also serves to promote Achill Island. Moreover, the recognition garnered by Achill Island Sea Salt on the global stage underscores Ireland's growing reputation as a culinary destination renowned for its premium artisanal products.
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