Damson preserve for cheese, 135g

sold by Fruit Magpie

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Product code: 720-6221

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Our award-winning, eco-conscious, handmade quince fruit preserve is packed with flavour and makes the ideal accompaniment to quality cheese. FREE shipping on four jars or more of any flavour.


This is the classic cheese accompaniment known as damson cheese. Despite its name it is not actually a cheese, but a concentrated, sliceable fruit preserve which makes the perfect partner for cheese. It has an intense flavour which can hold its own with many types of stronger cheeses and is particularly good with blue types. It is also delicious with rich meats such as duck and can be used to boost the flavour of sauces and gravies.

We take fresh English damsons, cook them lightly then sieve them to a fine, smooth puree. After this we gently cook a small batch of puree with sugar and lemon juice, hand-stirring all the while in the traditional way. It is a long process but results in an intense concentration of flavour and a glossy, purple-black, set preserve with the rich flavour and tartness typical of damsons.

As well as delivering top-quality flavour we are passionate about being as environmentally friendly as possible by reducing wasted food and championing locally-grown produce. All the fruit we use is grown locally and as much as possible is top-quality surplus produce which would otherwise waste for lack of an outlet.

We are thrilled that our damson cheese won 2 stars in the 2018 Great Taste Awards. “Damson flavour is stunning. Gorgeous mix of sweetness and acidity.” Great Taste Award judges, 2018

Ingredients: damsons, sugar, lemon juice, fruit pectin
Dietary advice: vegan, gluten-free.