The simplest way to open a fresh walnut in shell is to use a blunt short blade and press into the wide seam at the round bottom of the nut while twisting the blade at the same time. We have a short video attached to show you how! 20131002-201951.mov
Our Pickled Walnuts won a gold medal at the 2012 Hobart Fine Food Awards. We have entered both the pickled walnuts and our new vacuum sealed kernel this year in the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. Wish us luck!