This unique Italian condiment from northern Italy is prepared with freshly picked, finely sliced pears which are left to caramelize for four days. A few drops of mustard seed oil are added to give the mostarda a perfect balance of sweet and spicy, the syrup is dense and the fruit crunchy.
The sweet yet 'piccante' mustard taste is very versatile and goes perfectly with mature cheeses, cold cuts, mixed boiled meats and sausages.
To spread the mustard flavour evenly it is best to stir it in the jar before serving. Including a few small pieces of with each serving will help enhance the flavour. If the mostarda is too hot it can be emptied into a bowl and left to sit for a while.
Fresh pears, sugar, mustard flavouring.
Our fruit mustards and wine jellies are produced in small batches with fresh fruit from local growers by an all-female artisan company called Casa Forcello, This small company, based just outside Mantova in the Northern Italian countryside uses traditional methods allowing them to preserve colours and aromas without preservatives, additives, thickeners or anti-oxidants.