Juicy, fresh, and just the right amount of sweet, these plum preserves from Agrimontana are a true game-changer. Italian plums are oval-shaped, smaller and denser than the round varieties you commonly see in the U.S. They’re sometimes known as prune plums, as that’s how they’re typically used. But the same meaty, firm flesh that makes them a high-quality dried fruit is also prized for cooking, as they hold their shape better and have a robust, slightly tart flavor that caramelizes beautifully. These hearty preserves are cooked according to a traditional recipe to show off everything that makes Italian plums so special.
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 plum flavor.
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.