Friday, March 30, 2018

Friends in Cheese Jams

Friend in Cheese Salted Watermelon Jelly
A true jar of summer. Sitting on the back porch as a child with a creek chilled slab of h20 melon and a shaker of salt at Grammys ranch is the inspiration to this shimmering pink jar that has the brightness of a summer day and just a hint of sea salt to bring us all on a journey of days past. True heirloom watermelons add a great diversity.
Pairs with well aged cheddar gouda, roquefort and chevre
Ingredients: watermelon, cane sugar, pectin, Big Sur Sel (Sea Salt)

Friend in Cheese Forbidden Fruit Marmalade
When a classic marmalade collides with a cali chef, you get a citrus explosion without the traditional bitter finish. Up to 6 types of locally grown winter citrus mingle with vanilla and a hint of chili to bring balance and joy to the palate.
Pair with Manchego, aged cheddar, triple cream cheese and bresaola.
Ingredients: Assortment of seasonal citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, orange, and assorted heirloom hybrids), cane sugar, pectin, chili, vanilla, sea salt.

Friend in Cheese Pisco Pear Butter
In homage to my Grammy Emma Mae and my Peruvian brother in law Nello the Clash of cultures come together in one jar. French butter pears cooked for hours with fresh nutmeg, black pepper, candied ginger and vanilla until it is a thick reduced expression of everything a pear ever wanted to be..then a good dose of Pisco the grappa of Peru to end this process with a fresh bright bite.
Pair with Aged Gouda, gruyere, pork chops.
INGREDIENTS: French butter pears, brown sugar, Peruvian Pisco (Grappa), Meyer lemon, candied ginger, nutmeg, black pepper, vanilla, seasalt

Friend in Cheese Prickly Purple Heart
We see the Central Coast bursting with these Native American cherubs waiting for us to create another DR product. Dry farmed and plentiful these bebes have a bit of tannins that beg (I mean plead) to be paired with the stinkiest of cheeses and driest of wines..come join this Prickly Pear on a journey you will for sure savor..

Ingredients: Otuna Fruit (Cactus Pear), cane sugar, apple juice, lemon, pectin, cardamom, bergamot, vanilla, sea salt.

Friend in Cheese Smokin' Padron Jam
The long days of late summer with the wafting of aromas of a wood smoke and roasting peppers brings this jam to a new place on the pantry shelf. Lazy afternoons with meats just from the grill and a dollop of summer so the feeling will never end.

Ingredients: smoked padron peppers, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, cane sugar, pectin, smoked paprika, chili, sea salt

Padron Peppers sourced locally from The Homeless Garden Project.

Our Products are dictated by Mother Nature. Each year seasons change, farms have a changing environment with water shortages and conservation at the forefront. We are taking consideration for these changing times with our new Drought Conservative focus.

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