Herbs, Chervil



Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) is also referred to as salad chervil, garden chervil, or French parsley. It is a tender, delicate, ferny herb with tiny fern-like leaves and tender stems. The flavor is grassy and herbaceous with a slight anise flavor. This is a tender herb and will not stand up well to heat, so be wary or using it as a garnish and heat lamps. Like chives or dill, chervil is not generally used as a cooking herb such as thyme or bay leaves, rather, chervil is an herb that is used to finish dishes or stirred into dishes–this herb in an excellent garnish if you are looking for something finer than parsley.

Chervil is a classic herb in French cuisine, and along with chives, parsley, and tarragon is one of the “fines herbs”.

Recommended Storage

The recommended optimum storage temperature is 32° – 40°F. Their leaves are delicate, you don’t want to allow them to freeze, but keep them as cold as possible. Keep them covered, they are susceptible to wilting when allowed to dehydrate. With the exception of oregano and basil, we recommend you store all herbs in the coldest part of your cooler. The temperature fluctuates from the front to the back of the cooler due to the location of the cooling unit and frequency of the door being opened. Download our PDF for more cooler storage hints.

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