A delicious combination of kiwi and pear, render an Italian mustard that is sweet and tart yet spicy, thanks to its addition of intense and flavorful mustard. A little sweet, a little savory, and a little spicy, this surprising combination by Tealdi pairs beautifully with a wide array of foods and flavor profiles.
Mostarda is an Italian specialty that varies radically depending on which region of the country you are in. In Sicily, you’ll taste a dense prickly pear mostarda that is thickened with flour and pressed into decorative molds. In Venice, mustard is a smooth and spicy condiment often paired with creamy mascarpone. In Lombardy, it’s different again, with their signature mustard featuring mixed candied fruits and a mustard essence so potent and volatile it’s considered illegal in the states. Finally and perhaps most famous of all these varieties is the Piedmontese interpretation. A sweet jam made of fruits and nuts like grapes, pears, and hazelnuts. Though it can get a little confusing, the tie that binds all these divers mustards is that they are each singularly delicious!
Our fantastic kiwi and pear mustard falls into the Piedmontese category. Lovely and sweet, this condiment is an excellent addition to cheese boards and platters. It’s delicious, sweet flavor and piquant mustardy finish, make Tealdi’s Italian mustard an excellent pairing with various cheeses and cured meats.
Centuries ago, Italian mustards were most commonly served with boiled meats, but today it’s more common to see them used as a condiment paired with thinly sliced cured meats and cheeses. We can vouch that Tealdi’s delicious kiwi and pear mustard is equally good served spooned over a wedge of cheese as it is dolloped on a boiled sirloin tip or pork tenderloin. Another delicious addition to Tealdi’s already sterling line up of Italian foods, enjoy this mustard with any number of traditional or contemporary pairings!