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Daphnis and Chloe

Aegean Isle Oregano

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These whole blossoms of oregano come from a small organic farm on an Eastern Aegean island. The Origanum onites varietal has prospered in the region since always, but only a handful of farmers cultivate it nowadays.

The reason why such a remarkable herb is so little known remains a mystery! Harvested by hand, dried naturally, and sorted in-house at Daphnis and Chloe.

Tingling, herbaceous and refreshing, this is one of the most remarkable finishing oreganos you’ll find out there. Sprinkle over grilled veggies, oily fish such as sardines, feta cheese, or fresh goat cheese. Give a twist to your Greek salad or homemade pizza. The islanders typically use it for marinating lamb or dark-skinned chicken. 

The best way to use these blossoms is to crush them right before use. Take a pinch of the herb in your palms and use your fingers to crumble it into little pieces. You’ll need 3-4 buds per portion, but honestly, the perfect dosage is a matter of taste. 

  • 14g/0.49oz
  • Spice jar
  • Harvested by hand, dried naturally 
  • Sourced from a small organic farm in Greece

Daphnis and Chloe was established in 2013, in a small workshop right under the Acropolis Hill of Athens. The team's dream was to see the limited batch terroir herbs of Greece in the kitchens of home cooks worldwide. 

Daphnis and Chloe come from a small country with a peculiar geographical distribution and variable micro-climates where Mediterranean herbs thrive. Studied by scientists and traded by farmers since the beginning of history, these little known ingredients have great culinary value. However, they rarely cross the borders of their places of origin. 

The D&C team's job has become to travel the country for superior herbs and inspire farmers to believe in forgotten, heirloom varieties. They source from small organic farms across Greece, and they know their growers by their first name. Curating their plants’ journey from sourcing to shipping, the team makes sure they’ll maintain their magical properties all the way to your kitchen!