We are about the love of food and helping connect people in moments of pleasure from food and drink. We know taste enhances mood and Maldon salt offers a little magic no matter the meal occasion, culture or cuisine. We have a passion for inspiring home cooks and professional chefs alike.


The pyramid flakes are characteristics of Maldon, recognised the world over as the finest of sea salts. Our flakes release their saltiness with sweet precision, a fresh intensity and clean taste. A highly versatile ingredient that can be used at any point in the cooking process.

Maldon Salt product range from left to right: Two classic sea salt catering tubs, pepper grinder, sea salt grinder, two sea salt boxes, one box of smoked salt and one smoked salt catering tub.


We want to inspire and encourage fun and enjoyment with experimentation with a view to elevating any dish to the extraordinary. We want to help create moments and experiences, stirring emotions that last beyond a meal.


We may be approaching 140 years of age but at Maldon salt we are always looking forward with invention and excitement. We want to help inspire imagination and create the desire to share those experiences with us at the heart of the table.

Historic photo of Maldon Salt workers posing next to salt truck


A famous name is born. Since 1882, our salt has been made with the same traditional artisan methods in the coastal town of Maldon. It is unchanging yet ever-changing, constant yet continuously challenging. However, the salt always remains the same.

Maldon Salt downs site in the 1950s


Four generations of master salt makers have been hand harvesting the naturally formed pyramid crystals that have become Maldon‘s signature. The Osborne family have been making the finest quality salt for a century. That‘s a long time and a lot of salt for a family that’s both custodians of an ancient culinary tradition and creators of a globally recognised brand.

Historic photo of Osbourne family harvesting Maldon salt with salt rakes


These days, it‘s rare to find a family-grown business that‘s still family run. Today sees Steve Osborne at the helm, following in the footsteps of his father Clive, grandfather Cyril and great grandfather James.

Steve and Clive Osbourne at Maldon salt marsh


We hand harvest our flakes to ensure they are perfect in both taste and texture. We then package them and send them out around the world. But it doesn’t end there. We take it upon ourselves to inspire chefs and gastronomes plus each new generation of up and coming talent, wherever they may be. Whatever we do, we do it with passion.


Salt makers born and bred, we’ve been hand harvesting our world famous sea salt flakes in the coastal town of Maldon since 1882. These twisting shorelines of England have been alive with salt making for almost a thousand years.

Hasselback potatoes seasoned with sea salt


As a company, we take our corporate social responsibility to our customers, our partners and ourselves – extremely seriously. It’s very much a part of our culture. We are always seeking ways to lessen our footprint and are aiming to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2025. It’s all part of our commitment to global environmental sustainability.

Aerial view of Maldon salt marshes


In 2010, we welcomed Her Majesty the Queen to our salt works in Maldon. Two years later, we were granted a Royal Warrant as official purveyors of sea salt.


The Academy is Britain’s leading professional association of Head Chefs, Pastry Chefs,
Restauranteurs and suppliers. It is committed to the education and training of
young people in the hospitality industry.

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To unite people through moments of food and drink everywhere, every day.


Create and celebrate great taste.


To inspire chefs, home cooks or foodies to enjoy Maldon salt with passion every day, taking the simple to the extraordinary.

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What is Maldon Salt?

Maldon Salt is a gourmet sea salt that is harvested in the English town of Maldon, Essex. World-renowned, Maldon’s distinctive pyramid salt flakes have been skilfully made using the same traditional artisan methods since 1882.

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Sea salt in black pot on yellow surface

What is special about Maldon Salt?

Maldon Salt’s irregular and distinctive pyramid shape is what makes it so special. In addition to the unique tactile texture, our pyramid salt flakes release saltiness with sweet precision, bringing a clean and delicate flavour.

Maldon's special pyramid shaped salt flakes

How to use Maldon Salt?

Maldon Salt is a highly versatile ingredient that can be used at any point in the cooking process – simply pinch between finger and thumb and crumble over your food.

Box of Maldon sea salt flakes

How to store Maldon sea salt flakes?

We recommend storing Maldon Salt in a cool, dry place. Containers such as a salt pig would be the ideal storage for your countertop, making it convenient to spoon or pinch over to your dishes.

Maldon salt stored in a salt pig and used on a dish


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