This jam is best made with local strawberries from your farmers’ market, or with strawberries that you picked yourself at your local farm. Commercial strawberries – even the organic ones, with their firm shape and pale flesh – don’t even come close flavor-wise to local seasonal berries.
Indeed, local strawberries are a different matter. The berries are small, bright red to the core, juicy, incredibly perfumed… in a word, a dream!
This old-fashioned strawberry jam is made by first macerating these local gems and then simmering them slowly until the mixture is jammy. This process concentrates the flavors, making every spoonful of this jam celestial!
The jam is delectable with fresh bread or croissants. But it’s also quite stunning with fresh goat cheeses, brie and Parmesan.
Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.