Skip to main content


Black garlic, a long-ignored culinary treasure, is now finding its way into our kitchens, bringing a touch of elegance and unrivalled flavor. Many people wonder how to use black garlic and its derivatives. La Maison de l'Ail Noir answers this question in this article, which explains the different ways to use black garlic.

The Benefits of Black Garlic

Before we dive into the culinary delights, let's take a look back at the incredible healing properties of black garlic, which has numerous health benefits. Not only is black garlic delicious, it's also very good for our bodies. It has antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and detoxifying powers, and takes care of our heart. By letting it ferment, we not only preserve these benefits, we also add a subtle touch to its taste.

How to use La Maison de l'Ail Noir products?

Black Garlic Head: A treasure trove of flavours

Black garlic heads, the flagship product of the Maison de l'Ail Noir, are an explosion of flavor. Carefully selected, the heads are then fermented and matured for at least two weeks. This delicacy can be enjoyed on its own or incorporated into a variety of dishes. Try it crumbled on toast with fresh goat's cheese for an elegant starter.

Black garlic cloves: A subtle touch

Black garlic cloves offer a discreet yet powerful way to add flavor to your dishes. Chop finely and add to sauces, marinades or vinaigrettes. Add them to vegetable stir-fries for an irresistible umami note.

Black Garlic Tapenade : The perfect aperitif

Black garlic tapenade, a delicious marriage of olives and fermented garlic, is the ideal aperitif. Spread generously on toast, serve with cheese and let your guests enjoy. An aperitif that's sure to impress.

Gourmet snack with cashew nuts and peanuts with black garlic

Cashew nuts and peanuts with black garlic are the perfect answer to your snacking cravings. Tasty and crunchy, they add a whole new dimension to your gourmet breaks. Enjoy them on their own or mixed together for an explosion of flavors.

Pork Terrine with Black Garlic: For charcuterie lovers

Pork terrine with black garlic offers a unique taste experience for charcuterie lovers. Spread it on fresh bread or serve it with pickles for an exquisite tasting experience.

Black Garlic and Comté Shortbread: A sweet and sour marriage

For a surprisingly salty and sweet note, our black garlic and comté shortbread is a nugget. Perfect for a tea or coffee break, these shortbreads combine the richness of black garlic with the sweetness of Comté cheese.

Tips for using black garlic in cooking

The Balance of Flavours

Black garlic is rich in subtle, complex flavours. For the perfect balance, pair it with ingredients that enhance its sweetness and umami. Try pairing it with sweet vegetables like carrots or delicate proteins like fish. This harmonious combination will allow black garlic to shine without overshadowing the other flavors.

Discover the surprising pairs

Don't be afraid to experiment with unexpected combinations. Pair black garlic with fresh fruit for a sweet and savory salad, or in chocolate desserts for an intriguing twist. The possibilities are endless, so give free rein to your culinary creativity.

Using Black Garlic in cooked dishes

Maison de l'Ail Noir products are not limited to snacks and aperitifs. Incorporate them into your cooked dishes to instantly enhance their flavor. Add cloves of black garlic to stews, pasta sauces, or even vegetarian dishes for a gourmet touch.

Elegant accompaniments

Black garlic heads can be elegant accompaniments to your main dishes. Arrange them delicately on cheese or charcuterie platters for a sophisticated presentation. Their mild, complex flavor will add a unique dimension to your tastings.

Preservation and storage

To preserve the quality of Maison de l'Ail Noir products, follow our storage instructions. Store black garlic heads in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Black garlic cloves can be stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator. By following these guidelines, you'll be able to enjoy these delicacies for longer.


Black garlic and its derivatives offer an infinite range of culinary possibilities. La Maison de l'Ail Noir offers delicious culinary treasures to enhance your dishes and make them even tastier. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we invite you to discover them. Feel free to incorporate these unique products into your daily routine and give free rein to your culinary creativity.

To discover our full range of products, click here !