From master chocolatier Marco Colzani comes this truly next-level jam, made from blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, red currants, and cassis black currants, harvested at the peak of ripeness in Terre Lariane, the area just south of Lake Como in Lombardy. This is the maximum expression of the distinctly Italian Frutti di Bosco flavor, the best version of a berry jam we could have ever imagined. The texture is velvety thick, and the flavor is bright and tart, with the unique sweetness of bush-ripened wild berries.
This extraordinary jam contains 75% fresh fruit. The rest is just raw sugar from Emilia Romagna so that the authentic flavors of the berries are not masked by sugary sweetness. Because the berries are harvested when the natural fructose and pectin are in perfect balance, there is no need for other gelling agents.
Marco Colzani, a former enologist, is now applying all his knowledge of pure ingredients and agriculture to the science and art of transforming Italian fruit into jams. And just like a master winemaker, he follows his fruit with care and precision at every step. The forest berries in this jam are chosen, picked, cleaned, and processed by hand; the jam is made between 24 and 48 hours from harvest to ensure maximum freshness. The process is done at low temperatures and in a vacuum environment to preserve the aromas and avoid oxidation. True to his wine-making roots, Marco stores his jams in a temperature-controlled cellar. On the label, each jar shows the variety of fruit and the area of production - just like on the finest wines - so you know you're getting a unique product.
Spread the jam on warm bread and enjoy it alongside your morning cappuccino for the perfect breakfast. Or pair it with fresh or aged cheeses like chèvre or pecorino for a stunning cheese plate. Italian pastry chefs love to use this jam to fill cookies, pastries, or crostate, so be ready to seriously up your dessert projects!