Mostarda is an Italian condiment, hundreds of years old, that combines preserved fruit with the heat from mustard oil. It is traditionally served as an accompaniment for cheese, charcuterie and cured meats.
Inspired by a 15th-century Italian recipe, this Pear Mostarda is both deeply rooted in tradition and thoroughly modern, fresh and bright. This preserve combines sweet pears and apples with bright fresh lemons and the heat of mustard oil to create a subtle and well-balanced whole.
Favorite pairings are big, bold blues, dense cave-aged cheddars, funky washed-rind cheeses, as well as a wide range of cured meats. It’s also a great addition to a grilled cheese or hearty sandwich.