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 (Emilia Romagna), often employing her grandmother’s recipes. And we’re glad she did. She makes her exceptional mostardas and compotes by sourcing locally harvested fruit and slicing and candying them in their juices, it is a highly labor intensive process. They are extraordinarily fresh, flavorful and chunky. Though often paired with cheese, they also work well with roasted meats and charcuterie.
We are completely enamored with this seductive combination of plums and smoked tea. Michele fell in love with this when she served it on a crostini with shaved lard. Perfect pairing for lardo, duck breast, and other meats. 6/4.2oz (preorder)