Kampot pepper (in Khmer, ម្រេច mréch) is a variety of pepper cultivated in the provinces of Kampot and Kep in Cambodia. Like other varieties of pepper, it is the berry of a tropical liana, Piper nigrum.
It is the first Cambodian agricultural product to have benefited from an IGP (protected geography indication), which was issued to it.
April 2, 2010.
This geographical indication allows it to benefit from a protected label in countries recognizing this indication, in particular the European Union.
This decision and local efforts should allow a rebirth of its culture.