Rooted In History

Founded in 2011, Jacobsen Salt Co. is the first company to harvest salt in the Pacific Northwest since the 1800s. Since then it has transformed from a local, small business to a nationally recognized brand as America’s leading salt maker. Harvested from the cold, pristine waters of Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, our flake and kosher sea salts have garnered worldwide favor for their beautiful presentation and pure taste by professional chefs and home cooks alike.

elemental Pantry staples

We craft top-shelf cooking ingredients, re-envision classic products and recipes, and provide unforgettable culinary experiences every day. Grounded in craftsmanship and community, our mission is to provide the finest elemental cooking ingredients and kitchen staples that inspire people to cook, eat, and live well. Beyond our wide variety of pure and infused sea salts, we create salted caramels, cocktail salts, seasonings and spice blends, gift sets, and other pantry staples. We also source and produce the finest single-origin honey and honey-based products for both home and commercial kitchens.

How Our Salt Is Made

Seawater is pumped from Netarts Bay, filtered and then transferred into our reverse osmosis machine, where it's further filtered and reduced to a concentrated salt water, which is called prebrine.

Next, this prebrine is pumped into large boil tanks where excess minerals are removed and the prebrine continues to reduce down to brine.

The brine is then pumped into custom-made evaporation pans and carefully heated, creating beautiful sea salt.

The flakes are gently scooped from the pans, rinsed, and put onto racks in a dehydrator for drying. Drying the salt helps produce a crunchy texture and makes it easier to handle during cooking.

Once dry, every flake of salt is graded, sifted and sorted. The fully formed pyramid-shaped crystals become our flake salt, while smaller flakes and coarser crystals become our kosher salt.

After sorting, it's sealed and sent to our Portland facility for packaging, before making its way to your kitchen.