Discover a new world of naturally superior herbal seasonings and infusions.
It’s interesting that whilst the Mediterranean is home to a large variety of aromatic plants, the finest examples rarely ever cross the narrow borders of their native lands. You could hunt for Mediterranean herbs at food markets, spice stores and delis around the world, but even your best finds won’t compare to the hand-picked oregano bunches that Greek women dry on their balconies during the summer months, or to the wild thyme shrubs that fill the islands’ air with their dainty fragrance each spring. And this is what Daphnis and Chloe is all about; sourcing this genuine bounty that can only be encountered in the natural state of things.
Put simply, Greece is where some of the highest quality Mediterranean cooking herbs naturally prefer to grow. The varieties that grow in Greek soil can contain up to 30 times more essential oils (a parameter that defines their quality) than other typically available herbs sourced form elsewhere. Moreover, thanks to its immense diversity of microclimates, Greece is home to an infinite list of endemic plants. D&C are sourced from natural plantations and family-run farms where the produce is grown according to organic agricultural principles.
DetailsOregano from Cephalonia - Origanum Majorana In the traditional cuisine of Cephalonia, oregano is substituted by a type of marjoram that grows abundantly on the island. The locals call it “Sampsiho”, and use it to give a sweet, subtle spiciness to their lentil, tomato, fish or root vegetable recipes. All dishes and foods that traditionally pair well with marjoram will taste even better with this rich varietal. Packaging: available in white paper box 14g or refill pack 14g (aka "Sweet Marjoram")