Véronique uses only three ingredients - naturally raised, organic Corsican white figs, Corsican walnuts and sugar - to produce this thick-set jam, loaded with big chunks of white fig, a whole lot of luscious fig flavor and packing a great walnut finish. This French fig preserve is one of the best we've tasted, and it's great for toast, scones, and even full flavored sheep or goat cheese.
About the Producer
Véronique Leoni has been making preserves for more than 10 years, using the sweet Corsican chestnuts found in abundance in her family-owned orchards in Zevacu, located in the high Taravu valley of southern Corsica. She also uses the famed Corsican clementines, figs and citron to produce other unique artisanal jams. Originally she only sold her preserves in local markets and fairs, but it is practically impossible to keep a good thing secret, and eventually the word of her delicious preserves spread to the mainland. Now they can be found in the specialty food stores of Paris - perhaps the most discriminating marketplace in the world. We feel lucky to have been able to secure a small supply.
Véronique makes her preserves according to traditional recipes. All her Casa di Castagna products are handmade in small batches. They have a minimum 55% fruit content - this qualifies them as "extra"
preserves. Her preserves are prepared without additives or preservatives using carefully selected fresh fruits, free of any pesticide or chemical treatment. The outstanding quality and natural origin of these products is certified by a French Ministry of Agriculture accredited laboratory.