Hand-cut pieces of candied pears come alive with a hint of mustard essence.
Paola Calciolari began her career as a pharmacist but her true passion was food. Using traditional recipes handed down from her grandmother, she makes her exceptional mostardas and compotes 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 other whole mustard fruits, these are extraordinarily fresh, flavorful and chunky.
This pear mostarda is perfect with any aged cheeses, particularly Parmigiano Reggiano, but can also be killer with country hams and braised meats.
Company: Casa Forcello
Ingredients: pear 54%, sugar, mustard extract
Country of Origin: Lombardia, Italy