The Dorset Sea Salt Company was founded in 2017 by Jethro Tennant, an obsessed seasalt fanatic. After reading about the historic and cultural relevance of salt production in Dorset, and visiting the natural salt pans on the East Weares of Portland, Jethro pondered how and why this local industry had vanished. Inspired, Jethro began to formulate the revival of Dorset sea salt.
Mineral rich and super clean seawater is collected from the Jurassic Coast by hand in order to ensure the correct amount of salinity. The seawater is then passed through a triple filtering system designed to preserve all of its natural goodness. After producing a concentrated brine, the seasalt crystals form in gently heated pans and are then hand harvested. The last phase is to drain and dry the sea salt in closely monitored drying rooms.
The Dorset Sea Salt Company aims to marry both ancient and new production methods resulting in exceptional, hand harvested sea salt.
The Dorset Sea Salt Company is supported by the Prince’s Trust.