Antipasto Piemontese is a classic apetizer of the peasant tradition. A late summer ritual in which fresh vegetables from the garden were preserved with tomato puree of the same vintage. Fabio and Anna of Casa Matilda renew this seasonal ritual every year: they personally grow all the vegetables in their garden following the principles of organic farming and transform their extraordinary raw materials, masterfully preserving their freshness and authenticity. An appetizer of crunchy vegetables where the sour vinegar is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the tomato. To be used in cold cuts and cheeses, as a side dish, to dress croutons or fill a savory pie
Ingredients: carrots, celery, spring onions, cauliflower, green beans, peppers, tomatoes, cloves, vinegar, salt, cane sugar, extra virgin olive oil.
For Casa Matilda in Dogliani, preserving fruits and vegetables grown in the company's gardens and orchards is a serious matter. Inside each jar only raw materials of impeccable quality raised with dedication in the fields (and without the help of pesticides and herbicides) and selected with craftsmanship. The recipes are those of the Piedmontese tradition handed down from past generations and each of the compotes, mustards, appetizers and creams faithfully carry the taste of the main ingredient, which is never alternated with the use of thickeners, preservatives, additives, aromas or artificial colors. Fruits are always harvested and transformed only when they reach the perfect ripeness degree, thus allowing adding just a really small quantity of cane sugar and fresh lemon juice to balance. To the vegetables, only extra virgin olive oil of exceptional quality, unrefined salt refined, their own artisanal vinegar and aromatic herbs from the same garden are added. Pasteurization takes place at a very low temperature over indirect heat, so that the original colors and scents of fresh fruit and vegetables are preserved. Casa Matilda's products are small glass masterpieces, bijoux containing all the genuineness of the Piedmont countryside.