Quince is a little-known historic fruit (from the Roman-era!) that's related to pears and apples, is super hard, and has to be cooked (you can't really eat it raw). And, it's amazing. It's voluptuous and carries the most intense and alluring floral aromas that fill up the room (and waft down the block!). Slow cooking turns the white fruit into a luscious vermilion color and concentrate the flavors, making a stunningly unique QUINCE jam that tastes like hyper-pears and floral honey.
California's Mediterranean summer is ideal for this old world fruit. Our nerd hero Luther Burbank said in 1914: "the soil and climate of California are peculiarly hospitable to this fruit." We think your cheese plate will be too :)
Our quince jam is bright and spreadable and pairs perfectly with salty hard cheese like a Spanish manchego. Also great with pork, chicken, or a turkey sandwich! For dessert, try a layer of it in apple pies/tarts to add a layer of complexity.
Want to drink your quince? Check out our QUINCE shrub - it pairs wonderfully with gin.
INGREDIENTS: organic quince (grown in Watsonville, California), organic unrefined cane sugar, water, organic apple cider vinegar
SIZE: net weight 10 oz (284 grams)