The Piedmontese fruit compote par excellence: that of ramasin, or Damascus plums. This variety of Syrian plums was imported into Europe in the 12th century and found its ideal microclimate in southern Piedmont. These fruits are small time bombs of sweetness: they reach the perfect degree of ripeness around the end of July and must be harvested promptly only once they have fallen from the plant. A capricious fruit that requires hard work in the harvesting phase and which alternates between abundant and scarce years. Only the extraordinary sweetness of this tiny and fleshy plum can make up for so many hindrances. In the Piedmontese tradition, ramasin is the most precious fruit to be preserved for the winter. In this complicated 2020, not even the ramasin vintage was generous: quantities are very limited! First come...
Ingredients: ramasin, sugar
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.