ABOUT JACOBSEN SALT CO.

MAKES YOU WANT TO COOK

Founded in craftsmanship and community in 2011, Jacobsen Salt Co. is the first company to harvest salt in the Pacific Northwest since the 1800s. Our mission is to provide the finest elemental cooking ingredients and kitchen staples that inspire people to cook, eat, and live well, every day. Beyond our wide variety of pure and infused sea salts, we create and source the finest single-origin raw honey, salted confections, seasonings, gift sets, and other pantry staples.

IT ALL STARTS IN THE BAY

Not all saltwater is the same. Harvested from the cold, pristine waters of Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, our flake and kosher sea salts are a reflection of this place and our attentive saltmaking process. Founder, Ben Jacobsen, tested 27 sites all along the Washington and Oregon coasts until landing at Netarts Bay, just south of Tillamook, Oregon. The size of the bay, plus its high population of oysters that naturally pre-filter the water, makes for ideal saltwater.

WHY OUR SALT

We believe that taste, texture, and color are the hallmarks of a great salt. Though salt is produced naturally, it takes a special process to extract and deliver it in its purest form. At Jacobsen Salt Co., we take great pride in perfecting our process to bring you salt that is truly exceptional; bright and briny, with a delicate crunch and no bitter aftertaste–a crystallization of craft and care that will bring out the best in every meal. 

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.