Juicy, fragrant, and just the right amount of sweet, these apricot preserves from Agrimontana are a true kitchen necessity. Perfectly ripe Italian apricots are cooked at low temperatures to preserve their perfumed, sweet-tart flavor, more delicate than other stone fruits. The process creating a deliciously fresh preserve with pieces of apricot that is never cloying or dense. It’s delicious savored on its own, and is an essential player in baked goods from cookies to fresh fruit tarts.
This “extra jam” is so named because it is packed with as much fruit as can fit into the jar, without additional fillers or too much sugar. The result is a thick, luscious jam that spreads easily and packs every bite with undiluted apricot flavor. It’s pure sunshine in a jar.
In the northwest of Italy, Piedmont shares a border with France and Switzerland. It’s a region that is reknowned for its agricultural 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.