Sel Gris

French Grey Sea Salt Multiple Options Available

by SaltWorks


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One of the most iconic artisanal French salts, Sel Gris Sea Salt is a striking gourmet salt that comes in varying shades of grey. Harvested by hand from clay-lined salt ponds in the famed Guérande region of France, Sel Gris is a crunchy crystalline salt that retains much of its natural moisture. Sel Gris is harvested using wooden tools and traditional methods, producing an adaptable, premium gourmet salt that adds a textured crunch and can stand up in saucy foods and stews. The mineral-rich clay that lines the salt ponds imparts an earthy, savory flavor and a dense texture, making it perfect when used with grilled and braised meats, and roasted root vegetables. Add this distinctive, briny sea salt to foods in any cuisine—whether you want to bake with it, cook with it, use it as a finishing salt or topper, or even give it as a gift to your gourmet foodie friends and family. Sel Gris is available in a variety of grain sizes to help you season in every way.

Sel Gris Tamisé (Coarse): The sifted coarse, grey crystals of Sel Gris Tamisé add a pleasing minerality and lasting crunch without overpowering. The Tamisé size is great for cooking, baking and topping caramel and chocolate confections.

Sel Gris Fine: The same Sel Gris as our other varieties, Sel Gris Fine is stone ground by hand until it reaches a fine consistency that is a great replacement for the everyday table salt in your salt shaker. Try it in pasta water, to bake cookies or cupcakes, or as a mineral-rich addition to spice blends and BBQ rubs.

Sel Gris Velvet (Powder): Sel Gris is stone ground by hand until it reaches a smooth, silky feel reminiscent of luxurious velvet. This powdered salt feels similar in texture to fine baking flour, and is perfect for snack foods, such as popcorn, chips and roasted nuts. Due to the extremely fine grain, a little pinch of Sel Gris Velvet goes a long way.

Certified Authentic

All-Natural Product

Optically Clean®

Organic Compliant

Kosher Certified


Salt Name Sel Gris
Salt Description French Grey Sea Salt
Optically Clean Yes
Sel Gris Grey Sea Salt is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A definite difference I saw a review for the grey sea salt while I was purchasing something else, so I thought I would try it. I never thought there could be a difference, after all, salt is salt, right? I first tried it in a very simple dish where salt is a prominent flavor, and I could smell the difference while it was cooking! I still can't describe the difference but it is distinct and a definite enhancement to the flavor of key dishes!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicted Warning - this salt is so fine it will clump all too easily. Just put in in a clean skillet and heat it to very hot. Use a fork to smash out the clumps. We use it on fresh popcorn. We pop the popcorn using a silicon "box" in the microwave. Next we dust it with this salt, and drizzle it with extra-virgin olive (a layer at a time) to create a popcorn - well you'll get addicted! Divine.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I want to thank you for such wonderful cooking salts. I have only used grocery store sea salt and I now have the Velvet and Trapani. I tried the Velvet and the flavor brings my food to a whole new level of enjoyment. I am giving the Trapani to a friend for a housewarming gift and I just ordered another jar of Trapani for myself.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grey Salt is the very best! I panicked when I was out of the Sel Gris Grey Salt! Can't cook without it. I reordered and within three days it was back in my cupboard ready for dinner that night. I switched from Morton's salt to this Grey Salt upon the recommendation from a friend. The flavor difference is SO much better. My meals taste so much better!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful color and flavor Really good value for a great tasting finishing salt that retains its minerals. Beautiful light brownish-gray color. The grain size is small, not what I would call coarse. Just the right size for sprinkling on your food before you dine. Arrives moist in its package. Will recommend to others, and buy again!
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For POPCORN lovers We originally bought this Gris sea salt from a store because they said it worked GREAT on air popped corn and they were right...we have been using it ever since because it is fine enough to stick to un - oiled and un - buttered popcorn.... Thanks so much for a great product!!!
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good for us! Great ash grey color and high moisture content are the stars in this mineral rich beauty from France. I'm using this as an everyday salt and as a finisher on grilled meats and fish. Really nice and rich!
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am very happy I found this I have been buying one like this for a few years but in the unground versioon. I like this one better.
Date published: 2018-02-16
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