Pear Mostarda by Casa Forcello, 4.9 Oz Glass Jar, Case of 6.
Hand-cut pieces of candied pears come alive with a hint of potent mustard extract. Mostarda is a traditional condiment that balances sweetness and heat. Suggested pairings: Genuine Fulvi® Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano®, Prosciutto San Daniele. A product of Italy.
Paola Calciolari began her career as a pharmacist but her true passion was food. She took a gamble, leaving her secure job in order to produce typical condiments from Mantova, often employing her grandmother’s recipes. And we’re glad she did. She makes her exceptional mostardas by sourcing locally harvested fruit, slicing and candying them in their juices, and then adding drops of a very concentrated, spicy mustard extract; it is a highly labor intensive process. Unlike many whole mustard fruits on the market, these are extraordinarily fresh, flavorful and chunky. Though often paired with roasted meats and charcuterie, they also work well with cheese.
Mostarda di Mantova, unlike mostarda from Cremona, is usually made up of a single type of fruit or vegetable, and can range from sweet to spicy.
These condiments are crafted in accordance with tradition, and are produced by candying fruits and adding concentrated mustard essence to the juice.
Casa Forcelli produces mostarde in small batches using seasonally available fruit from local growers.
Mostarda is traditionally served as a condiment with cooked meats or salumi(salami). They pack a spicy punch with the texture and sweetness of jam. They are very nice with a selection of cheeses. For a dinner, this complements pork and pancetta. Serve a spoonful with each plate.
This selection is Pear. It goes well with Asiago, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Pecorino Romano.
In the city of Mantova fruited mustards are traditionally made by cooking fruit with mustard essence. Traditionally served as a condiment alongside roasted meats, wild game, and salumi, mostarda provides a spicy punch along with a jam-like sweetness.This mostarda is like wine and it is recommend that it be “decanted” before serving to release its full flavor.
Mantova (also known as Mantua) is located in the province of Lombardia.
Ingredients: Pear, Sugar, Mustard Essence