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October 25, 2021

This Preserve is Our Jam

This Preserve is Our Jam

For all the charcuterie lovers and fruit spread aficionados of the world, this blog post is for you.

When it comes to jelly and jam, you can’t go wrong with the classic grape or orange marmalade varieties that live on most household shelves. But for an extra special dinner party or a morning worthy of self-indulgence, why not venture beyond the quintessential?

We’re pleased to introduce you to the TipTree Black Currant Preserve. Currants are an esoteric but nevertheless delicious, tart fruit of the grape variety. During his decade with the Queen, our CrateChef featured Chef Darren McGrady picked red and black currants at Balmoral Castle. He preserved his harvest by making jam that would last the rest of the year.

This tart but sweet spread pairs perfectly with scones fit for a Queen, literally. Like other preserves, try it on toast, biscuits, muffins, pastries, ice cream or even in cake filling. Other proper, more savory pairings might involve Spicy Blue Cheese, Feta, Aged Parmesan, and Sharp Cheddar.

Tiptree has grown fruit & made preserves in Essex Country, England since 1885. Following traditional techniques including the use of copper pans, the company produces only 150 jars of product per batch to make the highest consistent quality every time.

Treat yourself to this delicacy and taste what all the fuss is about.


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