Dijon Mustard Tasting│You can’t go to Dijon, the birth place of mustard, and not go mustard-tasting! Our initial goal was to do a tasting at the Maille boutique in central Dijon. However, when we arrived there the store was absolutely PACKED! We tried a couple of mustards, but it was just too crowded in there – so we fled! While we were discovering Dijon’s Owl Trail, we came across an Edmond Fallot mustard store. We happened to stroll by a place that did mustard tastings. We for sure were stopping in to see what they had! The walls were lined with thousands of jars of mustard.
The variety of mustards available in Dijon were endless! Blackcurrent liqueur, fig and coriander, black olives and white wine, and even rosemary honey, parmesan, horseradish, sundried tomato, blue cheese and white wine, and the list goes on…
In France, Dijon mustard is used to perk up recipes, but in America it is mainly used a condiment to spread on sandwiches, and put on hot dogs. Even though we live in China and good mustard isn’t the easiest thing to come by, we always have 2-3 kinds in our fridge. It goes into a variety of meals, and in many ways. We LOVE LOVE LOVE mustard, and Dijon mustard is definitely one of our favorites.
We enjoyed experimenting with the mustards on tap in the Edmond Fallot store. Cleverly shaped pieces of thick paper folded into mustard tasting spoons, and the bowl of bread sticks made the tasting even better.
Pushing down on the mustard bottles that you see on the bar above caused the mustard to come out of the spouts. A clever design which allows for all-day tastings, in the most hygienic way possible! We stood here trying each kind – and wishing we had one of these bars in our home!