Organic Sicilian Mandarin Marmalade from Marchesi di San Giuliano
Mandarin Orange Marmalade made with Organic Sicilian Citrus
A favorite stocking stuffer, the sweet, juicy mandarin is also known as "Christmas Orange". The Sicilian variety has a deep orange color and a smooth, thick skin. This estate-bottled marmalade is rich and warm, with citrus notes that keep it bright and light.
How to use
Spread on a thick slice of toasted bread slathered with sweet cream butter for the ultimate start to your day (bonus points if you pair it with a cup of Mariage Frères tea).
This organic citrus marmalade also makes a beautiful addition to baked goods and cakes—add to your favorite scone recipe, use instead of jam in thumbprint cookies or spoon over slices of rustic polenta cake topped with a dollop of sweetened mascarpone.
About the producer
The estate of San Giuliano has belonged to the Marchesi Paternò Castello di San Giuliano for over 800 years, and in all this time the recipe for their marmalade has remained essentially unchanged. The 22-acre estate is located on the east coast of Sicily, in the foothills of Mt. Etna, an area boasting some of the most fertile soil in all of Sicily—and an abundance of citrus trees.
The recipe for these estate-bottled marmalades starts with organically-farmed citrus grown on the San Giuliano estate—Sicilian mandarin oranges, blood oranges and red grapefruit, just to name a few—hand-picked at the peak of ripeness. The fruit is sliced and marinated in cold water overnight, then drained and soaked in a mixture of water and raw cane sugar for another day. On the third day, the fruit is slowly cooked down in small batches, with cane sugar and nothing more (no preservatives or thickeners here). The end result of this small-batch process is an intensely fragrant marmalade, superior in flavor and texture that captures the essence of the citrus.
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- Marchesi di San Giuliano
- 16 ounces