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Within the vast culinary world, certain ingredients transcend their mere usefulness to become ambassadors of history and taste tradition. Among them, black garlic stands out as a mysterious jewel with a fascinating history and age-old origins. Our sensory exploration leads us to discover the deep roots and epic story behind the origins of black garlic.

Far from being a simple condiment, black garlic reveals itself as a complex story of transformation and cultural preservation. In the following lines, we unveil the mysteries of this unique evolution, exploring the distant origins of this ingredient, which over the centuries has become a symbol of delicacy and culinary savoir-faire. Welcome to this captivating exploration, where every clove of black garlic becomes an open door to a history rich in flavors and traditions.

Black garlic history

The history of black garlic goes back to time immemorial, when it was considered and honored for its healing virtues.

However, its transformation into black garlic is a more recent process and requires artisanal mastery. La Maison de l'Ail Noir, since its inception in 2019, has embraced the heritage of black garlic with particular devotion.

The production process

Transforming white garlic into its black counterpart is a delicate art. Meticulously selected, the garlic heads undergo a meticulous fermentation process that can last from 10 to 14 days, depending on their moisture content. After this stage, the heads are matured in storage conditions comparable to those for wine, a process that can extend over two years. This patience and precision result in black garlic heads of exceptional quality.

The origins of black garlic and its evolution

Carefully selected provenance:

  • From carefully selected sources, black garlic from the Maison de l'Ail Noir bears the stamp of rigorously chosen terroirs. These partnerships with local producers are more than just collaborations - they are the foundation of our commitment to quality and authenticity.
  • Grown with meticulous care and unwavering love, our black garlic not only helps support the local economy, but also embodies an essential link with our community. The production of our black garlic is a testament to our attachment to the land and its artisans.

A natural evolution over time:

  • In its evolutionary journey, black garlic transcends the limits of simple fermentation. It bends to the natural laws of time, artisan expertise and ideal storage conditions, creating an incomparable symphony of taste.
  • During a carefully orchestrated fermentation process lasting 10 to 14 days, depending on humidity levels, black garlic is transformed. This process gives each clove a unique, subtle and complex flavor, while preserving its health benefits.
  • Storage conditions, parallel to those used in vineyards, allow black garlic to mature for at least two weeks. This ripening time is crucial, giving rise to a palette of flavors that develop harmoniously, creating an evolving taste experience.
  • Each head of black garlic, the result of this natural evolution, embodies the story of its own becoming. It's an ode to time, to passionate craftsmanship, and to a complex process that results in the creation of an exceptional product. The necessary patience and expertise are the pillars of this transformation, guaranteeing unrivalled authenticity.


So black garlic from La Maison de l'Ail Noir isn't just an ingredient; it's a story written through the ages, a meticulously orchestrated evolution, and a passionate craft that culminates in every clove. Join us in this captivating exploration of black garlic, its unique origins and meticulous journey.

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