Casa Forcello Italian PreservesSt. James Cheese Company
About this itemPaola 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, 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.
Casa Forcello's Compotes are made with fresh fruit; these handmade preserves capture the Mediterranean sun in a jar.
Mostarda is traditional Italian condiment, made with candied fruit and a dose of potent mustard extract, balancing sweetness and heat.