The Barbieri family have been preserving the freshest produce in Northern Italy for decades now – and their plum jam remains one of our all-time favourites. It’s a delicately balanced jam that brings out the natural tartness of Italian plums, alongside their light, sweet flavours. Made with 65% juicy Italian plums, you’d be forgiven for eating this straight out of the jar on a spoon, but if you can hold yourself off for just a few minutes, stir through thick creamy yoghurt.
Ingredients & Nutrition
Plums, sugar, gelling agent: fruit pectins (E440), lemon juice.
Gluten free. Prepared with 65g of plums per 100g. Total sugar content 40g per 100g.
Typical Nutritional Values per 100g: Energy 796kJ/188kcal, Fat 0.3g, Of which Saturates 0g, Carbohydrates 43g, Of which Sugars 40g, Protein 0.7g, Salt 0.03g
Net Quantity: 400g ℮
Storage Instructions: Keep away from direct sunlight and store in a cool dry place. Once opened keep in the fridge and consume within a few days.
Supplier Address: Pianetta di Barbieri &C s.n.c , Via V. Alfieri, 16- 27058 Voghera (PV)
Made in Italy
Plum Jam 400g by Pianetta di Barbieri
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The secret to Barbieri jam is closely guarded, and has been passed down through the family over the last forty years. It’s a mixture of the old and the new, with each generation adding cutting-edge, modern techniques to augment the same centuries-old process. From Bruno, to his son Marco, and then to his nephew – another Bruno – a lot has changed, but even more has stayed the same. And one thing the Barbieri family will absolutely never compromise on is quality. They may have swapped their old cast-iron pots for cleaner metal equipment, but they still check every step – from the fruit selection to the final packaging – by hand, to ensure everything they produce will make the family proud.
Voghera may seem like an unassuming town in the Alpine foothills, but there’s a reason Bruno returned there to begin making his jam and Mostarda. As far back as the fourteenth century, the town was renowned for the candied fruit it produced – products much in demand on the dining tables of royalty across Europe. The tradition has flown down through the ages, and its significance was marked in 2005 when the Mostarda di Voghera was awarded a D.C.O (Denominazione Comunale di Origine) to mark its historic and traditional importance. The Barbieri family are the only ones left upholding the tradition in Voghera – where you can still sense that sweet, fresh smell of candying fruit that’s been there for centuries.
“We should always remember that fruit is a living product. If we handle it with care, the final result is even more satisfying.” Bruno Barbieri belief has defined how the family work. They understand the only way to make the best jam is with the best fruit – so, they carefully oversee the fruit selection process. All their produce comes from the sunny slopes of the Lombardian hills, where it soaks up the Italian sunshine and drinks up the fresh mountain rain. That means they use some of the ripest, sweetest, juiciest fruit in all of Italy - which makes their job all that bit easier.