A classic from the cutting board, but with full balance between sweetness, acridity and spicy taste. Forget everything you know about gelatinous and cloying onion compotes: the Tropea onion grown by Casa Matilda is incredibly creamy and with a much more interesting aromatic profile than the standard over-the-counter product. The natural sweetness of the red onion increases with the intense peppery taste of cloves and the aromaticity of sultanas. Wonderful with blue cheeses and with super savory taleggio and pecorino, with game or in a hamburger and again, hear-hear, paired with a tuna steak!
Ingredients: Tropea red onions, cane sugar, vinegar of red wine, red wine strong >, sultanas, cloves.
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, Langa wine 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.