Our Clay Formula

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Emile Henry is made from burgundy clay and other natural materials; a family secret recipe.

Burgundy is noted for world-famous wines that are grown in the mineral-rich limestone soils of the region. Imparting fantastic terroir (terroir is how a particular region’s climate, soils and aspect (terrain) affect the taste of wine) in the wines, it is these soils and clays that go into the special clay cookware-crafting formulas that are the basis of all Emile Henry ceramic cookware.


Emile Henry’s special clay formula evenly and slowly diffuses cooking heat to the very centre of the cooking dish. Food is cooked evenly, which brings out the flavours and aromas.

What’s more, it has superior heat retention properties which keep food hot and more flavoursome when resting aside.


Our insistence for natural materials

We are very attentive to the production of our ceramic: only natural materials of the highest quality are used in the production of our cookware, such as non-treated clay and mineral oxides to enhance the colour glazes.

Our cookware guarantees safe and natural cooking.