To celebrate summer the Italian way, look no further than this strawberry jam from Agrimontana. Traditionally in season in late May through June, strawberries are a sign of the beginning of summer in Italy. Multiple towns across the country celebrate the berry with festivals that include music, traditional costume, and, of course, plenty of strawberries to eat in everything from gelato to pizza (really!). Luckily for us, this sweet, juicy jam is available all year round.
This “extra jam” is so named because it is packed with as much whole fruit as can fit into the jar, without additional fillers or too much sugar. It’s cooked over low temperatures to preserve as much of the strawberry’s fresh, ripe flavor as possible. The result is a thick, luscious jam that spreads easily and packs every bite with pure Italian sunshine.
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.