Agrimontana’s wild strawberry jam stars Mara des Bois, a prized wild European variety that is beloved for its haunting, almost floral flavor and concentrated sweetness. If you’ve never had a wild strawberry before, you are in for a treat. It tastes like the pure essence of the fruit in a way that no other variety can compare.
To make this jam, the berries are picked at the peak of ripeness and cooked over low heat to preserve as much of their flavor as possible. This “extra jam” is so named because it is packed with as much fruit as can fit into the jar, without fillers or too much sugar. Agrimontana’s premium I crus line focuses on single varieties of spectacular fruit, showcasing their pure flavor and highlighting the diversity of Italian agriculture.
In the northwest of Italy, Piedmont shares a border with France and Switzerland. It’s a region that is reknowned for its bounty, home to decadent specialties including white truffles, barolo, and arborio rice. Azienda Agrimontana’s history in Piedmont began 50 years ago, when Cesare Bardini began selling jams, candied fruit, and chestnuts in 1972. Bardini had one mission: to share the natural riches of his home across Italy.
To this day, Agrimontana is dedicated to creating deliciously clean products using traditional methods, without added colors, preservatives, or flavorings. They focus on sustainable agriculture that preserves the beauty of their home while encouraging biodiversity.