Mar 25 2015

Cook’s Illustrated

In the artcile " DijonMustard ", Les Trois Petits Cochons was named the winner of the Cook’s Illustrated Dijon mustard taste test in the March/April 2015 issue. 10 Dijons were tested by the magazine best known for exhaustively tested foolproof recipes, objective cookware ratings and blind taste tests of popular ingredients, and Trois Petits Cochons Moutarde de Dijon was chosen as the winner.

Cook’s Illustrated testers noted the “high ratio of mustard seeds (it’s the only product we tasted to list them as the first ingredient)” and were impressed “with ‘nasal-clearing’ heat that ‘kicks in gradually’ and ‘builds’.” The only French-made competitor, it was described as “balanced, too, delivering just enough salt and ‘tangy,’ ‘bright’ flavor to even out its spiciness.”

Named "Their Favorite Mustard"

“We’re proud and pleased that Cook’s Illustrated has chosen our mustard,” said Alain Sinturel, one of the founders of The 3 Pigs Brand. “Our classic, artisanal recipe is very close to those developed in France in the 1300s, and it’s stood the test of time. The highest quality mustard seeds, water, vinegar and salt are combined in just the right amounts to create a mustard that is smooth, bold and balanced with a long, slow heat.”

French chef Alain Sinturel helped found Les Trois Petits Cochons in 1975 in Greenwich Village in the heart of New York City. What began as a small charcuterie, today leads the pâté and charcuterie industry, offering a complete line of artisanal pâtés, mousses, terrines, sausages, saucissons, smoked meats and other French specialties.

Trois Petits Cochons Moutarde de Dijon is available in specialty stores across the nation and online at iGourmet.