Daphnis and Chloe Greek Herb Trio
We're no longer offering the trio, but you can buy Daphnis and Chole herbs individually.
We're excited to be the first in the U.S. to offer these incredibly special culinary herbs. Daphnis and Chloe source hand-picked herbs from Greek farmers and foragers who run small and seasonal operations. It took years of tasting across the hidden corners or Greece to source them - tasting, for example, over 100 oreganos along the way before choosing a rich, vibrant varietal that grows on the summer slopes surrounding Peloponnese's Mt. Taygetus. Quantities are limited across all Daphnis and Chloe herbs, depending on how much each forager or producer is able to deliver.
This trio includes a quantity of each herb (Greek Oregano, Greek Sage, and Thyme), gently and naturally dried, that will last an average cook about a year. Your herbs will keep well for a year or two if stored in a dark and dry place.
Greek Oregano | Bunches of Daphnis and Chloe’s oregano are handpicked from the slopes of the Peloponnese in June. The flavor is floral and peppery, with a hint of smoke. 20 gram package.
Greek Sage | This incredibly fragrant, gray-green sage varietal is foraged from the wilds of Epirus. 15 gram package.
Thyme | The plant that floods Grecian air with its hypnotic fragrance. These intact, pink-tipped buds are collected one by one along the Ionian coast by a family of experienced foragers. Crush the buds just before using. 14 gram package.
To use: Crush the herbs in a mortar and pestle or with your fingertips just before using. Sprinkle over fresh cheese or mix them with olive oil, honey, and lemon to make a marinade for eggplant. Try warming them (sage, especially) in ghee or butter to drizzle over soup, pasta, or roasted vegetables. We’ve crumbled them into biscuit dough, and have no doubt they’d elevate shortbread, too.
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The Greek climate is singularly suited to nourishing Mediterranean herbs—the oregano, sage, and thyme that grow there, wild and indigenous, contain more essential oils than varieties grown in other parts of the world. Most store-bought versions here can’t compare in terms of fragrance and flavor.
Daphnis and Chloe
Hand-picked in Greece.