Thursday, 27 February 2014

Maille Mustard & Oil Inspiration

Over the last few weeks myself and my husband have been trying out some mustard and oil from the renowned company Maille. Having used Maille products before I knew that the products are not only tasty but excellent quality too. 

The products arrived in some very posh packaging!

A little bit of history.
La Maison Maille was established over 265 years ago, it all started back in 1720 when Antoine-Claude Maille discovered the magical properties of vinegar and he invented the 'Vinegar of the Four Thieves' to save the inhabitants of the Marseille from the deadly plague. in 1742 Antoine-Claude's son (also called Antoine-Claude!) becomes registered as a master vinegar-maker and pays his 'union dues', after a few years in 1747 the 1st boutique is opened and he becomes supplier to the court of Louis XV (ooerrr!) and La Maison Maille is born and the rest is history! I don't know about you but I absolutely love it when things are steeped in history and there is a back story to it, for me I feel like when I purchase these items that I'm helping maintaining a brand that has worked hard to gain respect and be where it is today. 

Currently in the range there are 84 mustard and 120 vinegar's, the ingredients for these are carefully selected and combined using years of expertise to create the tastes and textures of these high quality products. 

We were lucky to be sent 3 items from the Maille range 2 mustard's and 1 oil. When I showed them to my husband he couldn't wait to try them out, he cooks the savoury dishes in the house where as I tend to bake and cook the sweet treats. The 3 items that we were sent were all quite different flavours. 1 mustard was a coarse grain Chablis and Morilles flavour, the other a smooth Mango and Thai Spices and the oil was walnut oil.  When we use these again I will definitely use some of the lovely recipes that are featured on the Maille website, there is loads of delicious foodie inspiration which will leave you drooling. 

Firstly I have to say that they all smell amazing, especially the mustards, such lovely ingredient combinations, also the oil is beautifully thick which reflects the quality of the item.  We found that the Chablis and Morelles mustard simply stunning smeared over a joint of roast beef also mixed with mayonnaise and used on a homemade burger was delicious too. The oil simply on its own used as a dipping oil with crusty bread was fantastic, add a little bit of balsamic and I am in actual heaven, the flavour of the walnut is delightfully subtle, the oil was without a doubt my favourite out of the 3. 

The mango spiced mustard was particularly nice mixed with a small amount of oil and white wine vinegar and tossed into a crisp, green salad and served with a simple pasta dish. Ultimately there are loads of uses for these and we can't wait to experiment some more with the exotic and gourmet flavours that the Maille products offer. 

For more information on any of the items featured within this post you can visit the La Maille Maison Online Boutique I promise you won't be disappointed. 

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* Please note I was kindly sent the items to review free of charge, all thoughts and opinions are that of my own.


  1. These sound like lovely luxury products.

  2. These sound amazing, I'm the mustard lover in our house so a choice of 84 mustards would be heaven for me :-)

    1. I can thoroughly recommend and they have some wonderful flavours. X

  3. oh this sounds like something i would enjoy , thanks for making me aware of this x


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