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4 ranges of exceptional spices to discover and offer

4 ranges of exceptional spices to discover and offer

From the first Kampot Pepper plants, to Hibiscus Flowers (which will soon be in stock), La Plantation range is constantly expanding as they find new local products and mixtures!

The choice of freshness

The most important thing for La Plantation remains the quality and freshness of their spices: they are a small spice producer and the main concern is to offer the best possible products. They produce the spices in small batches, following the natural harvesting rhythm of each plant. Each product undergoes its own processing to preserve its colour, taste and aroma. And what a reward for La Plantation to see the enthusiastic reactions of their visitors, gourmets, retailers or chefs when we let them taste our products! This confirms us in the choice to be an artisan of high quality Cambodian spices.

You may have noticed some stock shortages during the year. This is a collateral effect of La Plantation commitment to quality and freshness, and we cannot guarantee the availability of products throughout the year. So don't hesitate and go for the product that makes you dream! 


4 families of spices to discover  

Our Kampot and Long Peppers

The Kampot region has been renowned since the 19th century for its exceptional pepper. In addition to Black, Red and White Pepper, we wanted to innovate by creating original variants: Green dehydrated Kampot Pepper, Fresh Kampot Pepper with Salt (Green and Red), Smoked Kampot Pepper (Black and White). 

Long Pepper, originally from Java, is particularly popular in the region. 

Our Roots

Rural Cambodian families grow all kinds of roots around their homes. They know all the benefits. We have selected the roots to use in cooking including Turmeric, which contains a 14% curcumin content (a world record).

Our Chilies

 A range of all colours and strengths of spiciness. The choice is yours: powdered, trio, plain or smoked, you'll find the perfect partner to enhance your everyday dishes.


Our Mixes

 When you have these beautiful fresh spices on hand, it is easy to concoct blends, based on Kampot’s Flower of Salt and spices, for Khmer curries, or for desserts. A wide range of blends to suit all tastes, which go wonderfully with meat, fish, vegetables, cheese and desserts. 

La Plantation continues their quest for new spices in the country and will be happy to present their discoveries to you over the coming months, so don't hesitate to follow our adventures on our social networks.

Photo : La Plantation Fairspices.

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How to surprise your guests with an Omelette Soufflée?

How to surprise your guests with an Omelette Soufflée?

If, at first sight, an omelet seems like a pretty banal dish, it’s completely transformed in this ‘soufflée’ version, much more fluffy and light.

What is the secret behind this famous ‘omelette soufflée’ ?

To realise this ‘omelette soufflée’, the secret is to separate the eggs: yolks in a bowl and whites in another. The latter are whipped with a pinch of salt, until they become pretty firm. You may whisk the yolks and add them to the whites in several goes, whilst whisking continously to add a lot of air into the mixture.

Be careful: everything needs to be ready to be cooked at this point, as you cannot let this mixture sit as it will go down and loose all its fluffiness. 



How to spice up my ‘omelette soufflée’ ?

- We advise you to mill a bit of Black Kampot Pepper on the eggs, with some Flower of Salt for the classical version.

- Our Smoky Mix pairs perfectly with eggs and add a touch of smokiness whilst staying pretty mild.

- Our Spicy Mix adds an incredible aromatic palette to your omelet, full of flavours!


How to garnish it?

Omelettes soufflées pair perfectly with a large variety of ingredients and transform any leftovers and forgotten veggies into a festive meal! You just need to fry chestnut mushrooms (or oyster mushrooms if you are in Cambodia) with a bit of garlic, thym or parsley (as well as spinach or peppers). If you have any leftover ham, cheese, that’s ideal!

How to succeed in making an omelette soufflée ?

Your garnish is ready and cooked, and your egg mixture is well whisked? It’s time to cook it all. Add a chunk of salted butter into a pan. As it is fully melted down, but just before it starts to colour, add the egg mixture and immediately allocate your garnish on top of the omelet. It will quickly integrate to the eggs. Lower the heat after a minute or so, so that the bottom of the omelet doesn’t burn. The edges will start to detach after a few minutes, depending on its thickness.

You now have two options: if you made an individual omelet with 2 or 3 eggs, no need to turn it around. As the omelet detaches itself from the pan, you can serve it by folding it in half.

For a familial size, it’s a bit more complex as your omelet is much thicker, and we advise you to turn it around… You have to put a flat dish onto the pan taken out of the heat. Hold them both together (with oven mitts), and in a large single movement of rotation, turn the omelet around onto the dish. Now, if everything went according to plan, you just need to heat up a bit more salted butter in the pan on low heat. Slide the omelet from the dish back into the pan and leave to cook for only a minute or two, so that the eggs finish cooking, without hardening. 

Serve immediately after milling some extra Black Kampot Pepper on your omelette soufflée!

The consistency must be light and fluffy; a true treat for the whole family! 

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We tell you everything about the WFTO certification

We tell you everything about the WFTO certification

Since its inception, the project is guided by the will to grow and distribute the best quality spices while having a positive social and environmental impact.

La Plantation fair trade program relies on 4 pillars:

- Traceability - We are focused on quality and we are continuously investing to ensure the production follows our standards. We value the effort behind fresh and qualitative spices with a full traceability from crop to end-user.

- Food Safety - Our farmers are trained and equipped to avoid contamination during the harvest

- Fair Pricing - By buying directly from the producer, the spices are fairly priced up to the consumer

- Customer Care - Sales and logistic support are provided by an experienced international team. Orders are shipped from the nearest logistic hub to limit the carbon footprint of each spice. Our team is dedicated to offer the best client experience and to process and deliver fresh spices all over the world.

Small Farmers

When the KPPA members (Kampot Pepper Promotion Association) approached us in 2019 to seek support, a Fair Trade program was created to support small-scale farmers.
We are a fully independent family business who has been very active in promoting Kampot Pepper over the past years and we are convinced that sustainable sourcing is the foundation of a virtuous system:

- Small scale farmers fight against climate change with traditional production methods that protect local ecosystems

- Family farms spend their earnings in the local economy

- Traditional farming preserves century-old knowledge and endemic plants

- For spices purchased to external partners, the price is negotiated freely and mutually agreed to ensure a sufficient margin to producers.

- We are focused on quality and we are paying the fair price to ensure the production follows our standards.

- Fair Trade recognises, promotes and protects the cultural identity and traditional skills of small producers. We find the producers behind the best quality spices available and market them to a global audience.

- The partnership program launched in 2019 is growing fast as we are meeting new independent partners. The original goal was to support producers in the Kampot area, and we soon realized that other regions with different ecosystems were home to great quality artisan spices such as wild cardamom collected in the Cardamom mountains forest by local pickers.

- Our ambition is to create long term partnerships with these producers. We encourage and support them to grow new spice varieties. Our partners’s revenue is guaranteed and we are committed to buy their full production at a fair price as well as pre-finance their harvest.

Working Conditions

Guy and Nathalie, the founders of La Plantation, decided at the very start that the full production chain would be located at our Farm, in southern rural Cambodia.
Harvest, selection, processing, packaging and storage are all done on-site. Even though it is not always the most efficient or convenient way, the benefits are numerous: strict quality control from the crop to the final packaged product, transparency and traceability all along the chain, and the preservation of a traditional know-how by the local community.
The spices are harvested and selected by hand, following centuries old traditions. Some of our collaborators come from several generations of pepper farmers in the region, and their knowledge of the local terroir cannot be found in any agriculture book.
We support our rural community by employing 100+ farmers all year long, and 200+ during harvest season, which last almost 6 months a year.

- Good Working Conditions - Working conditions are obviously compliant with the local Labour Laws and ILO conventions. Those living too far to commute every day are offered accommodation on the farm, free of charge. We make sure to provide a safe work environment and are proud to have no accident record since we launched operations 8 years ago. The salaries of our employees and their benefits are revised every year.

- 3 Meals per day - All workers get 3 healthy meals per day.

- Training – We organise regular training on food safety, hygiene and food processing. We encourage internal promotion within our staff.

- Free Medical Care - All workers are covered by a health insurance. They can access to hospital and medical care free of charge.



Education is key to ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour.
Agriculture is the main sector where child labour persists today in developing countries, hindering them to experience a safe childhood. We have strict policy regarding employment and we make sure that all our full-time collaborators are over 18 years old. Our HR team is trained on such issues. Our employees are protected by a contract, compliant with local Labour laws.
To go even further in children protection, we are committed since 2013 to support education for the children of our community. About a hundred students benefit from our support with school equipment and bicycles, so they can go to school. We built a new access road to the school and are maintaining the buildings. We financially support our village’s Primary School with a complementary salary for teachers, which permits lessons to children in the morning and in the afternoon.
We have also developed a Scholarship for the students to join the Secondary and High School in Kampot. In order to help them commute every day to Kampot from our village (20km), we drive by mini-van them morning and evening. We also finance the school curriculum, the uniforms, the books, the stationary and the food.
We support weekly English classes and discussions.
Finally, we are partnered with Bayon’s School. Students from the new agro-ecological program will learn practical agricultural techniques during their internship at La Plantation.

Our Heritage

Preserving Khmer Architectural and Local Handicraft:
Our commitment to preserving the local culture is not solely focused on spices. As wooden houses are being replaced by concrete buildings in countryside, we decided to fight against the destruction of the traditional Khmer architecture. We acquire houses that are about to be destroyed and rebuild them on our property where visitors can witness the rural way-of-life, such as our beautiful Salachan.
We also support local handicraft, by producing a mortar and pestle in sugar-palm wood (soon available), as well as traditional scarves, the Kramas.

Respect for the Environment

Preserving our environment is vital for all, and especially for us to ensure the supply of quality spices on the long run. We are cautious of our waste and run programs to increase biodiversity and naturally enrich our soils. Our solar panels give us the chance to cover part of our needs with clean energy.
We follow Sustainable Agriculture practices such as organic production, the use of natural intrents, permaculture, crop rotation. We plant hundreds of trees in the Plantation to develop the local biodiversity and protect our natural environment.
Our Farm is Certified Organic as well is our group of independent small farmers, which we support and train to access the certification.

Direct to Producer

The quality and freshness of spices are fondamental in the project of La Plantation. Our mission is to propose Cambodia’s best spices to the whole world, focusing on our own organic agriculture as well as our collective of small farmers, who grow for us and are engaged to only use natural intrents.
Our spices are treated on the day of the harvest to keep all their aroma and freshness. They are quickly expedited to our logistical centres across the world and can be found on our e-shop or in our partners’ aisles and in your kitchen only weeks after being harvested.
A traceability system allows us to follow each product from our farm to your table.

More information on La Plantation website.