Piment de Bresse Chili Pepper
The Piment de Bresse is a rare chili pepper grown on the plains of Lyon, France, and is named after the city of ‘la Bresse’ in burgundy, where you will find it used in many recipes originating in that region. It is used traditionally in powder form and incorporated into a cheese called “fromage fort”. It is an ancient heirloom that has been used for hundreds of years. The peppers ripen from green to a bright red as shown. the taste is sugary and the heat level falls somewhere between a jalapeno pepper and cayenne pepper. The fruits are elongated and typically reach up to 5 inches in length, and about 1 inch wide.