5280 Market and 5280 Gourmet offers Italian Pear Mustard (Mostarda) Pear Mostarda, is not, as its name might indicate, a type of mustard, but rather, it is a combination of sweet candied fruit and intensely strong and spicy mustard oil. The result is lovely, glossy pieces of fruit that look deceptively sweet yet pack quite a punch. Italians serve this specialty as a pairing for cheeses, much like fresh fruit.Mostarda di Mantova, in the style of Mantova, is most often crafted from a single type of fruit or vegetable, and the flavors may range from spicy to sweet.
These condiments are crafted in accordance with tradition, and are produced by candying fruits and adding concentrated mustard essence to the juice.
Casa Forcelli produces mostarde in small batches using seasonally available fruit from local growers.
Mostarda is traditionally served as a condiment with cooked meats or salumi. They pack a spicy punch with the texture and sweetness of jam. They are very nice with a selection of cheeses. For a dinner, this complements pork and pancetta. Serve a spoonful with each plate.
This selection is Pear. It goes well with Asiago, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Pecorino Romano.
In the city of Mantova fruited mustards are traditionally made by cooking fruit with mustard essence. Traditionally served as a condiment alongside roasted meats, wild game, and salumi, mostarda provides a spicy punch along with a jam-like sweetness. Our mostarda is like wine and we recommend that it be “decanted” before serving to release its full flavor.