Eric Ripert, right, shown with his late friend Anthony Bourdain in this Getty Images photo, singled out Woeber’s Mister Mustard as the best American mustard in a Wall Street Journal profile.

Local mustard maker scores a mighty shout-out from internationally known chef

A Springfield, Ohio mustard company that has been in the business for more than a century has scored an epic shout-out from internationally known French chef Eric Ripert, co-owner of one of New York City’s most  prestigious and decorated restaurants, Le Bernardin. 

Specifically, Ripert singled out Woeber’s “Mister Mustard” as his “favorite American mustard” in a profile that was published in the Wall Street Journal Friday and on wsj.com last week.

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The mention did not go unnoticed — or unappreciated — by the mustard’s company’s owners.

“Eric Ripert, one of the most respected chefs in the world and a Frenchman to boot, recently told the Wall Street Journal that his favorite American mustard is Woeber's Mister Mustard,” Woeber’s owners said on the company’s Instagram account over the weekend. “Our team is delighted, excited and deeply honored to say the least!”

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Ripert is the author of five cookbooks and a memoir, and his restaurant has been awarded three stars by the Michelin Guide annually since 2005, the WSJ said. On June 8, Ripert was traveling with his friend, Anthony Bourdain, and found his friend dead from suicide in a French hotel.

Founded in 1905, the Woeber Mustard Company manufactures a variety of products, including mustard, mayonnaise, horseradish and vinegar.

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Its Original Mister Mustard has long been one of the company’s most recognized and popular products. Woeber’s describes it as “one of the hotter mustards on the market. Stone ground, brown mustard with secret spices will make this a staple in your refrigerator and a top-shelf condiment.”

And one high-profile French chef apparently agrees.

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