LONG PEPPER (piper longum) is from the same family as BLACK PEPPER and is grown in both India and Indonesia. Introduced to Europe before black pepper, it was highly prized throughout the Roman Empire, even more so than BLACK PEPPER.
Long pepper has a sweet, earthy almost mushroom-like fragrance. The taste is both bitingly hot and sweet with the underlying taste of black pepper.
This pepper can be used anywhere where you would use black pepper. Perfect with soft, sharp cheeses.