Oo-la-la! What’s old is new again, and in exquisite good taste. Did you know the original marmalade, developed in Portugal from an ancient Roman formula, was made not from oranges (that’s a later Scottish invention) but from quince, the classic fruit of health, love, and good fortune?
VTQ’s versatile Marmelada is made from simple, high-quality ingredients: locally grown quince, organic cane sugar, and organic lemon juice. At your next party, add a dab of Quince Marmelada on your canapes for an hors d'oeuvres tray that will get you raves.
To make a lunch for one go from drab to divine, swap that PB&J sandwich for a PB&Q, lavishing these sumptuous quince preserves on crusty sourdough bread along with any natural high-end nut butter - or forgo the bread, and stuff celery sticks with Marmalada and cream cheese, chevre, or nut butter.
At dinnertime, this marvelous spread dials up the flavor when added to your favorite baked chicken breast glaze -- or substitute your preferred protein. The possibilities are endless (and there’s always the jar and a spoon). But please, don’t feel guilty about indulging: quince has for centuries been associated with health, fertility, and good digestion, to boot. Gitchee gitchee ya-ya here!