Yorkshire Chorizo Jam – too good to be true…
I’d bought a jar of Chorizo Jam whilst conducting a food tour of the Yorkshire Dales for some clients during the summer during a stop off at Town End Farm shop in Airton near Malham. It was put away in our pantry and forgotten about until today.
It has now been opened and sadly there is not much left as this savoury treat hit the spot on buttered toast as my supper after a nice bottle of red wine!
I’ve known Chris Wildman who runs Town End Farm shop for a number of years and as well as his wonderful tea room with views of Malham Cove and his farm shop packed with Yorkshire produce, as a 5th generation butcher he makes a range of Yorkshire charcuterie including his famous Yorkshire Chorizo. I plan to devote another blog to this, but it is Chris’s own Chorizo made in Malhamdale that is a key ingredient in this product.
This jar of Chorizo Jam is made in conjunction with Rosebud Preserves, a family business based at Rosebud Farm near Masham on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales. Run by Elspeth Biltoft, the business was started in 1989 in two refurbished barns and she now produces a range of 60 products using fresh ingredients to make delicious preserves including jams, chutneys, pickles and relishes.
The Yorkshire Chorizo Jam is really moreish, and is the perfect blend of sweet and savoury. Unlike normal fruit jams, 44% of this product is chorizo which gives it a satisfying savoury flavour. But with can sugar, tomato puree, white wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, spices and black treacle to create a unique blend which can be used as a dip or spread.
So fancy a quick snack, Yorkshire Chorizo Jam spread thickly on bread or toast will not let you down! I’ve also been reliably informed it goes really well with softly cooked eggs, on a cracker and as an accompaniment to cheese.