Green Tomato Extra Jam from Alain Millait
Confiture Extra Tomate Verte
Alain Milliat's French tomato jam is made with only four ingredients: green tomatoes, sugar, pectin and a touch of lemon juice. Crafted with the unripe, green tomatoes left on the vines at the end of the harvest, this Provençal jam is tart and tangy with a subtle sweetness.
Ah, mais oui—what does the extra mean? In France, jams designated as extra contain 50% or more fruit. Alain Milliat's fruit preserves are made with 55% fruit, or in this case, 63 grams of tomatoes per 100 grams of jam.
Refrigerate after opening.
How to use
Green Tomato Extra Jam from Alain Milliat is beautiful in savory applications, bringing tomato flavor and a hint of acidity. For an easy appetizer, add a spoonful on top of ricotta-slathered crostini and garnish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, torn basil and a few grains of flaky salt.
This French-made tomato jam also is one of our favorite condiments for grilled cheese sandwiches. Pair with French jambon and Gruyère or Comté for the ultimate, ooey gooey delight.
About the producer
In 1983, third generation farmer, Alain Millait, took over his family business in Orliénas, France, near Lyon. M. Millait spent the next 15 years restoring and cultivating 15 plots of land, planting a variety of fruits and vegetables using traditional farming methods.
In 1997, M. Milliat launched Alain Millait Jus de Degustation with six juices and nectars highlighting French-grown produce. Now, almost 25 years later, their catalog has grown to include dozens of single-varietal juices and nectars—including non-alcoholic Cabernet and Chardonnay juices, Senga Sengana strawberry nectar and more—plus a selection of jams and condiments.
All of Alain Milliat’s products are crafted with the quality, flavor and freshness of the fruit in mind. For their classic French offerings, M. Millait sources fruit from across the country, working with farmers who are using sustainable, organic and zero-waste growing methods. The fruit is harvested at peak ripeness and transported to their factory in Valence—located in the southeast central Drôme region of France—where it is processed, bottled and jarred. Their products are also crafted with sustainability in mind, too—from energy efficient equipment to bottles created with 70% recycled glass. The fruit pulp leftover from juicing is also recycled and repurposed locally.
- Alain Milliat
- 230 grams (8.11 ounces)