Dijon vs Country Dijon Mustard
What is country Dijon mustard? How is country Dijon different from regular Dijon?
Country Dijon is simply a blend of Dijon mustard and coarse-ground mustard. It has a coarser texture than the comparatively smooth Dijon, but is creamier than other coarse or whole-grain mustards.
Like most European mustards, Dijon is made from brown mustard seeds — as opposed to the larger, less-pungent white seeds used in American-style mustard — as well as white wine, unfermented grape juice, and various seasonings. It can range from mild to hot. The most common variety of Dijon — which originally came from the same-named region in France — is Grey Poupon.
The mustard seeds used to make Dijon are usually finely ground, making the texture smooth, rather than coarse. Country Dijon, however, incorporates some coarsely ground seeds into the mix, lending a rustic, homemade feel well-suited to some dishes.
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