Saffron is one of the most prized flavors around the world, and we’ve discovered the very best! This precious thread-like spice is plucked by hand from tiny crocuses in La Mancha, an area recognized for its superior saffron. Grind a pinch with this mortar and pestle, and let it add a flowery perfume and golden color to any dish it touches. This spectacular set makes a wonderful addition to your kitchen!
Our artisanal saffron is a labor of love harvested by Maria Ángeles and Juan Antonio Serrano. On just ten acres, they grow crocuses, from which they collect the saffron when the flowers bloom. They prune and toast each day’s harvest to preserve its pure crimson color and intense flavor. The family typically produces under 50 pounds per year, a tiny harvest of the highest quality.
Princesa de Minaya saffron is protected by the "Denomination of Origin La Mancha" label, a seal of approval for its quality and provenance. It’s also awarded a "Category 1" in quality, the highest accolade for color and flavor.
To release the full flavor of saffron before adding it to paella or soup it is best to grind it into a fine powder, so we included a traditional mortar and pestle. Place the saffron into the ceramic mortar and crush it with the beechwood pestle. With its durable food-safe glaze and smooth wood pestle, this tool is also indispensable for crushing peppercorns, spices and sauces.
With this kit, you can give the gift of the world’s most prized spice, or bring it into your home. Once you taste a dish perfumed with saffron, you’ll understand its allure!
Sizes for the items included in this collection are as follows: saffron - 0.035 oz and mortar and pestle - 4.5 inches wide x 2.5 inches tall.
We may substitute products of equal quality for those shown in photo.