Cheeses and jams: more than a French tradition, a sweet and salty association appreciated internationally!

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September 2021

Did you know that France has more than 1200 varieties of cheeses with very different textures and tastes? 

The reputation of French cheeses goes beyond borders and their names are known internationally: Comté, Camembert, Roquefort, Ossau Iraty, Pont l’Evêque, Crottin de Chavignol,…

Just like jams, cheeses are part of the image of France and its gastronomy for tourists and business visitors from around the world. They are often associated with cheese platters.

Don’t hesitate to offer them together in your stores or on your restaurant menus!

Which ones to choose?

Let’s discover the cheeses and jams associations!

Cheeses and jams: an association resulting from the traditions of the French soils

French tradition has been associating cheeses and jams for years. 

Some cheeses and jams associations are so deeply rooted in the collective memory that they have become a reflex in the minds of consumers, as well as in the displays of cheese shops or restaurant trays.

Let us quote:

  • fig jam with goat cheese
  • black cherry jam with Basque cheeses
  • blueberry jam with mountain cheeses such as Comté, Abondance, etc
  • quince jam with cheeses from Normandy such as Camembert, Pont l’Évêque, etc

Why do we automatically think of these associations of cheese and jam?

It comes from a tradition of the lands : to associate products from the same region is indeed natural!

Obviously these associations also have a gustatory legitimacy, otherwise they would not have lasted!

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Cheeses and jams: a sweet and salty association appreciated internationally!

The sweet and salty association is a very popular culinary practice in many countries. 

In delicatessens, cheese shops and creameries and in hotel breakfast buffets, it was only natural that cheese and jams be enjoyed together.

However, the association of cheeses and jams should not be detrimental to the taste. Often, traditional jam recipes are too sweet to enhance the cheeses and, on the contrary, they overwhelm them.

This is why at Andrésy Confitures, your French jam maker, we use our know-how to adapt or create specific recipes to emphasize the cheeses and all their characteristics: the recipes For Cheeses.

With just the right amount of sugar, more fruit, aromatics, sometimes confits of great vintages or caramelized onions, the recipes of fruit preparations for cheeses of Confitures à l’Ancienne are balanced and thought for associations respectful of all the flavors of cheeses.

Cheeses and jams: the good gustative associations !

You are wondering which recipes to order for cheese or jams to offer your customers the best taste combinations?

Here are some tips:

  • with strong cheeses with well-defined taste characteristics, prefer recipes with sweet or sour fruits: fig, mirabelle plum, quince, chestnut, cherry, grape, apricot
  • with milder cheeses, firm and cooked, or soft and creamy, you can propose berries such as blueberries, plums, and recipes enriched with herbs such as thyme, or dried fruits such as nuts
  • wine preserves are not to be neglected in your offer! They bring a sweet and original note, and an aesthetic and chic touch to your cheese platters. In individual jars or by 3 in a pretty box, Les Confitures à l’Ancienne also propose you this type of recipes.
  • and why not honeys ? The honeys in individual jars of the range Les Confitures à l’Ancienne are perfect for a sweet and salty touch !

You want to know all the recipes ? The catalog is available for download : click here.

Order cheese jams easily with Andrésy Confitures !

You want to offer cheese and jams in your stores or at your breakfast buffet?

Tempted by an association of cheeses and jams for your restaurant menu? 

Andrésy Confitures has created beautiful recipes for cheeses especially for the associations with cheeses, but you can also choose among all the jams, honeys and confits very simply.

To order, don’t hesitate to prefer to benefit from the direct advice of one of our experts !

We answer you by phone or email: always at your disposal!

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