Mostarda is an Italian relish-like condiment that’s sweet, tangy and punchy all at once. Made from fruit preserved in syrup spiked with mustard oil, mostarda is traditionally enjoyed with rich meats that can match the condiment’s intensity.
Famed candied fruit producer Agrimontana makes their Mostarda di Frutta by preserving high quality pears, clementines, figs, oranges and cherries in a sweet-and-spicy syrup flavored with mustard oil, horseradish oil and spices.
How to use
In northern Italy, mostarda di frutta is served like a chutney with Christmas roasts and braised meats. Festive main courses like turkey, prime rib and pork tenderloin all benefit from the sharpness of this tart and pungent relish. It also makes a great accompaniment to grazing boards topped with cured meats, charcuterie and strong cheeses, like Taleggio.