A Sachet d’Épices is a small cheesecloth sack containing herbs and spices used to add flavour to stocks. Translates literally to “bag of spices” in French. It is often referred to simply as a sachet.
Common items included in a sachet d’épices are:
- dried thyme
- parsley stems
- bay leaf
- whole peppercorns
- whole cloves
These ingredients are tied inside a piece of cheesecloth, which is then suspended in the simmering stock at the end of a length of cooking twine, so that it can be easily retrieved.
Refer to Bouquet Garni also.