- "Cutting preserves" are membrillo style highly concentrated fruit purees.
- 4.5 ounces.
- Handmade on Orcas Island
- Quince: The inspiration for our cutting preserves line, this little gem has been described as ‘crack’ for cheese. Made by hand over several days, this single-varietal ‘membrillo’ style preserve exemplifies the old tradition of steeping quince. A labor of love --after a long, slow, cook, these hard, yellow, astringent & ancient fruits transform into a sweet with the likeness of honey but the complexity of tropical fruits. Our Quince Cutting Preserve is like a classic membrillo, but a tad softer for easy spreading, it’s excellent with Manchego, Beecher’s Flagship, Cheddar, & Parmigiano Reggiano. Don’t forget the Serrano ham…salud!
Ingredients: organic quinces, organic cane sugar, organic lemon juice.
- Pink Bartlett: Crafted with pears from several original turn-of-the-century Orcas Island orchards, and gently spiced with a pinch of pink peppercorn, this simple, highly concentrated pear paste is beautiful with blue cheese, cheddars and goat cheese. The subtle spice equally complements jamon Serrano, prosciutto, and salami. Founder Audra has a habit of dolloping it on dark chocolate- sometimes with cheese too!
Ingredients: bartlett pears, organic cane sugar, organic lemon juice, pink peppercorn.
- Girl Meets Dirt makes heritage fruit preserves, shrubs and bitters with heirloom fruit on Orcas Island. The San Juan Islands, and the people who call it home, are the backbone of Girl Meets Dirt. Each product has its own special kind of fruit alchemy, infused with salty island breezes that are unique to their coastal corner of the Pacific Northwest.