Olsson's Salt

The Olsson family have been selling salt in Australia since 1948 and bought their first salt works on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsular in 1957.  Olsson’s Salt use natural methods to produce their salt; relying only on the pristine sea water from the Great Australian Bight and the warmth of the Australian sun to drive evaporation.  They then collect, grade and package their salt without the use of chemicals to ensure the premium flavour qualities are maintained.  The resulting salt has a delicate, sweet flavour and retains an exceptional sea salt taste making is extremely popular in the kitchens of countless fine dining restaurants – both in Australia and around the world.

More recently, Olsson’s Salt have released a several flavoured salts and perhaps the most popular of these is a smoked salt. To produce it, Olsson’s Salt drew on their Australian heritage and their salt flakes are cold smoked over Australian red gum for 72 hours – giving them a mellow, smoky flavour with hints of eucalypts.

Whether you’re using it as an ingredient, in a production method or as a garnish, salt – and in particular Olsson’s Salt – adds depth and interest to your food.  As a nutrient, our bodies are also pre-programmed to enjoy the flavour as we need salt to survive.  Ultimately, correctly seasoned food simply tastes better so next time you reach for the salt, make sure it’s the best salt available.

How are Sea Salt Flakes Made?

The production process starts by channelling sea water (also called brine) into large, shallow holding lakes.  From here, nature takes over and the sun slowly evaporates off some of the water, making the brine become more concentrated.  The concentrated brine is then transferred into a smaller lake and the process is repeated.  Eventually, the lakes become ponds and the brine becomes so concentrated that salt crystals start to form.  The entire process can take anywhere from 1 to 3 years to complete and is extremely dependent on the weather conditions.

Alex and Charles Olsson, Olsson's Salt
Alex and Charles Olsson

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Olsson's Salt

Truffle Sea Salt Flakes Jar

$21.00

Infused with Australian grown Black Perigord Truffles, these salt flakes have a seductive, earthy character of truffle and make a decadent addition to any dish.  They are made using the pristine sea waters of the Great Australian Bight and the warmth of the Australian sun.  Hand harvested, they are also free from chemicals and preservatives and retain an exceptional sea salt taste that will enhance almost all dishes.

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Smoked Sea Salt Flakes Refill

$9.75

Cold smoked over red gum for 72hrs, these salt flakes take on an amazing flavour profile; soft and sweet with a rounded, mellow smokiness and hints of eucalypt.  They are made using the pristine sea waters of the Great Australian Bight and the warmth of the Australian sun.  Hand harvested, they are also free from chemicals and preservatives and retain an exceptional sea salt taste that will enhance almost all dishes.

Olsson's Salt

Smoked Sea Salt Flakes Jar

$19.00

Cold smoked over red gum for 72hrs, these salt flakes take on an amazing flavour profile; soft and sweet with a rounded, mellow smokiness and hints of eucalypt.  They are made using the pristine sea waters of the Great Australian Bight and the warmth of the Australian sun.  Hand harvested, they are also free from chemicals and preservatives and retain an exceptional sea salt taste that will enhance almost all dishes.

Olsson's Salt

Sea Salt Flakes Jar

$22.50

Presented in a stylish stoneware jar, these salt flakes have a soft, sweet and delicate flavour and are made using the pristine sea waters of the Great Australian Bight and the warmth of the Australian sun.  They are completely natural, free from chemicals and preservatives and retain an exceptional sea salt taste that will enhance almost all dishes – sweet or savoury.

Olsson's Salt

Sea Salt Flakes Cube

$4.00$8.50

With a soft, sweet and delicate flavour, these salt flakes are made using the pristine sea waters of the Great Australian Bight and the warmth of the Australian sun.  They are completely natural, free from chemicals and preservatives and retain an exceptional sea salt taste that will enhance almost all dishes – sweet or savoury.