Quince & Apple Pear Mostarda
Quick Overview :
Perfect for when you can't decide between jam and mustard.
Origin: Madison, WI
Unit Size: 6 oz.
The Flavor Experience
Don't imagine any yellow deli mustard - real fruit Mostarda is a traditional Italian condiment that combines preserved fruit with the heat from mustard oil, traditionally served as an accompaniment for both cheese and charcuterie. Quince & Apple's mostarda combines sweet pears and crisp apples with bright lemon juice and the heat of mustard oil.
Good to know - mustard oil heat is different than the spiciness from capsaicin, which is the active component of chili peppers. Mustard oil heat is closer to wasabi or horseradish heat, which is hot up front, but doesn’t get hotter the more you eat. There's a pleasant bite all at once, and the fruit notes complement that quite nicely.
The Quince & Apple story is as sweet as the preserves themselves - husband & wife team Matt & Clare handcraft artisan preserves and syrups in Madison, Wisconsin. With the intention that these are for pairing, they try and keep the sweetness subtle, the salinity in check and make sure balance is at the backbone of every jar. Besides cheese, try their preserves with yogurt, in sandwiches, mixed into a cocktail, and any way else that you can imagine.
This is a strong one, so use it with an equally strong cheese, like a blue or a super sharp English cheddar. A little bit in a sandwich can pack a perfect fruity bite of heat.