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.

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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.

Smokey Chargrilled Chicken with Veg


Maldon Salt company may be more than 140 years of age, but 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.

A box of Maldon Salt sits among bunting displaying the Union Jack flag.


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 flakes 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 gourmet salt 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 Racking Shot


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 business, we take our corporate social responsibility to our customers, partners and our people extremely seriously. For four generations we have consistently created a high quality, artisan product, in an ever-changing world. Each generation has had sustainability in mind, as the business has grown and adapted to ensure we are forging a sustainable future to pass to the next generation.

We pledge to reduce carbon emissions in our core production processes and aim for net-zero emissions by 2050. We are at the start of the journey and already making progress:

Our operations currently achieve zero-waste to landfill status. We are committed to maintaining this and identifying further waste reduction opportunities across all business activities.

Every Maldon Salt box produced supports the World Land Trust and the fantastic work they do to protect threatened habitats and wildlife. Additionally, we are working on reducing the amount of plastic in our tubs.

Our workplace culture fosters employee growth, well-being, and inclusivity, ensuring a supportive environment for all team members. We are proud supports of the hospitality industry and work with partners to support up-and-coming chefs as they begin their cooking careers.


High Tide


In 2010, we welcomed Queen Elizabeth II 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.


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.

Roasted Artichoke with Lemon and Herbs

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.

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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.

Chef sprinkling sea salt on tray of food

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.

Salt Pig


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