Technically speaking Sothy’s Organic Pepper Farm is located in Kep, or the borderline between Kampot and Kep. Kampot pepper has a Protected Geographical Indication status, it is world famous for its superior and complex taste. I did a research back at France, the same pepper we found at $40 a kilo can easily reached $130/kg here.
Before they the starting of the tour, which was free, they gave us some pepper to taste.
From the softest to the strongest: red, black and white.
The pepper plants
Pepper drying by the sun
The pepper after drying was hand picked. Very time consuming work.
Geese were used instead of dogs for thieves, explained the owner, a while ago, the birds caught some intruders at night.
A pleasant trip, we didn’t book in advance, people just showed up at the farm, and when the owner saw a big enough group, he started the tour. We have bought enough pepper for our next few years’ use!
Their dried pepper can be ordered online, same price as in Kampot, plus of course the shipment. Too bad, the pickle pepper cannot be ordered, they only sell them in their shop in Kampot.
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