KAMPOT PEPPER is a thing of culinary legend regarded by chefs and gourmands alike from around the world, as the KING OF PEPPER. Part of the legend rests in the mesmerising RED KAMPOT PEPPER, known for its uniqueness, as it is produced exclusively from late harvests of ripe and overripe berries of the pepper vine (Piper nigrum).
KAMPOT PEPPER PGI
The finest pepper in the world
A RARE DELICACY
RICH MULTI-FACETED AROMAS
Each of the FOUR Kampot Pepper types (the green, the red, the black and the white) are very distinct from one another in their pungency, aroma and taste respectively. Their RICH MULTI-FACETED AND LINGERING AROMAS are unlike any other you have ever experienced before and they will change the way you think about, and use, pepper forever.
ORGANIC AGRICULTURE AND TERROIR
KAMPOT PEPPER PGI is produced and processed at KHEMARA PEPPER GARDENS which is a natural farming oasis nestled between the foothills of Kep National Park and the Gulf of Thailand in southeastern CAMBODIA. The Gardens boasts a special microclimate, filled with quartz-rich soil, which when combined together with centuries old traditional crafts, helps create the unique blend of aroma of the KAMPOT PEPPER.
SKILLFUL HANDWORK AND EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY
To produce the finest pepper it takes TIME, SKILL, FAITH and GOOD FORTUNE. It requires a constant balancing of blending centuries and centuries of traditional craft together with modern innovations to produce something special. At KHEMARA PEPPER GARDENS, we are committed to EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY in order to present to you with our truly superior peppercorns.
SUSTAINABLE AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRISE
KHEMARA is a SUSTAINABLE AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRISE founded and managed by three Swiss professionals (Roberto, Benno and Dieter) each with a close tie to Cambodia. They are driven by a PASSION for this amazing spice and by the DETERMINATION to bring about an ENTREPRENEURIAL FOOTPRINT into a region having previously suffered terrible scars during the dark years of the Khmer Rouge regime and subsequent civil war.
NATURE, CULTURE, RESPECT
KHEMARA stands for the RENAISSANCE OF KAMPOT PEPPER and for the affirmation of values, which are endangered by the ruthless way in which people dispose of the gifts and cultural heritages from Mother Earth. At KHEMARA we will not compromise on those values and we invite you to join us on our journey.