The Piedmontese appetizer is a classic of the peasant tradition. An end-of-summer ritual in which fresh vegetables from the garden were preserved with tomato puree from the same year. 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 genuineness. An appetizer of crunchy vegetables where the sourness of the vinegar is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the tomato. To be used on cold cuts and cheeses, as a side dish, to season croutons or fill a savory pie.
Ingredients: carrots, celery , spring onions, cauliflower, green beans, peppers, tomatoes, cloves, vinegar , salt, brown sugar, extra virgin olive oil.
For Casa Matilda in Dogliani, preserving the fruit 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 brings the taste of the main ingredient, which is never alternated with the use of thickeners, preservatives, additives, flavors or artificial colors . The fruit is always harvested and processed at the perfect degree of ripeness, allowing for the addition of only a minimal percentage of cane sugar and fresh lemon juice to balance it, while for the vegetables, only extra virgin olive oil of exceptional quality, unrefined salt refined, Langa wine vinegar and aromatic herbs from the same garden. Pasteurization takes place at a very low temperature over indirect heat, allowing the original colors and aromas of fresh fruit and vegetables to be preserved. Those of Casa Matilda are small glass masterpieces, bijoux that bring all the authenticity of the Piedmontese countryside.