Skip to content

Free shipping on Flatpacks/ExactPacks & orders over $49

Continue Shopping
Item Was Added To Your Cart
Your cart is currently empty.
The Spice House
portuguese-saltcream-sea-salt-1.jpg
portuguese-saltcream-sea-salt-2.png
portuguese-saltcream-sea-salt-3.png|algolia
Salt, Portuguese Saltcream
portuguese-saltcream-sea-salt-1.jpg
portuguese-saltcream-sea-salt-1.jpg
portuguese-saltcream-sea-salt-2.png
portuguese-saltcream-sea-salt-3.png|algolia
Salt, Portuguese Saltcream
Buy It Again

Portuguese Saltcream Sea Salt

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews

Portuguese fisherman chased the prized codfish across the North Atlantic. In the days before refrigeration, salt preserved the fish on the long voyage home. Thus bacalhau, the backbone of Portuguese cuisine, was born. This pristinely white sea salt is hand-harvested. Saltcream is a saltpan's delicate top-most layer perfect for any occasion that calls for fleur de sel. Also available in Traditional Portuguese Sea Salt. Visit our blog to learn how this rare sea salt is made.

Read More

Flatpacks ship for free – always!

The Spice House

Details

As saltwater evaporates in special pools, the first blooms of salt are raked up and piled which makes this the first salt to dry, giving it a lovely fluffy texture and clean white color. In France it's called "flower of salt" for the blooms it makes on the water's surface. In Portugal it's known as "saltcream" because it rises like cream to the top of the water. The Algarve region of Portugal receives less rainfall than Brittany, France, and consequently produces a brilliantly white crystal that is light, crumbly and delicious. Salt harvesters hand-skim these delicate crystals formed at the top of the pan, using the same wooden implements that have been used for millennia. This is a wet sea salt and not intended to be put in a regular salt grinder. It is usually used as-is since the grain size is miniscule. Ingredients: Sea salt. 

Complete Your Set
& Save 5%

portuguese-saltcream-sea-salt-1.jpg

Portuguese Saltcream Sea Salt

portuguese-traditional-coarse-sea-salt-1.jpg

Portuguese Traditional Coarse Sea Salt

Hawaiian Red Alaea Sea Salt

Hawaiian Red Alaea Sea Salt

Original Price:
Bundle Price: (Save 5%)

Spices

Frequently Bought Together

View All View All
average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    8 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 3 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 2 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    1 Review
89% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
9 Reviews
Reviewed by COLLEEN D.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Fabulous

So wonderful, as a finishing salt.

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Lauren S.
Verified Buyer
I don't recommend this product
Rated 1 out of 5
Review posted

Salt, Portuguese Saltcream

Not special.

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by John La V.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Favorite Salt

I've been using this salt for more than 10 years now, best salt flavor you can find.

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Valerie F.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Worth It!

Wow! This salt is really worth its salt!

Loading...
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Tom S.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great flavor

+ flavor

- moist consistency, surprised-but not an issue

Loading...
Was this helpful?

Follow Us on Instagram @thespicehouse