Amarena Cherries in Syrup from Morello Austera
Plump Whole Black Cherries in Syrup
These little gems are absolutely packed with flavor. The black cherries of Cantiano, in the Marche region of Central Italy, are preserved in a lightly spiced syrup with cinnamon, clove and almond oil, resulting in a sweet, rich treat that is perfect for topping cheesecakes, panna cotta or ice cream. We also serve them with cheeses like aged Pecorino Romano and Basque sheep milk Ossau Iraty to much applause. Try them in savory preparations - make a sauce with brandy and shallots for pork loin.
You may have seen amarena cherries in a ceramic crock - in fact, we used to carry those. But when we tasted the two side by side, we absolutely preferred this cherry. Then finding out that those contain coloring and preservatives, well, for us, it was a simple choice.
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