Moutarde de Meaux Pommery Mustard is a taste of history. It is said that French kings have dined on this whole mustard since the early 1600s. In 1760, monks living in the town of Meaux shared their recipe with the Pommery family, a family that by 1890 were the only mustard makers left in Meaux. The recipe has remained unchanged, simple, and secret. its ingredients include mustard bran, mustard seed, spices, vinegar and water. Vinegar, they say, is what makes this particular mustard stand out from its Dijon relatives.
Did you know?
•The word mustard comes from two latin words (mustum arderns) which means “burning must” because in ancient times mustard was prepared with must (unfermented grape juice)
•In 1390 the manufacture of mustard became regulated in France and anybody producing a bad mustard was subject to heavy fines.