This Rocha do Oeste Pear (PDO) jam, produced in the west of Portugal, an exclusively Portuguese variety, which has a yellow or light green color, with a thin and smooth skin, mixed with currant, an acidic fruit, results in a sweet grainy texture, with a touch of lemongrass, with a fresh and sweet flavor, and pink pepper berries, which have a fruity, resinous and sweetly aromatic flavor. Combinations of flavors that make this pear jam very special and unique.
Its flavor combines perfectly with smoked and black pork ham, Iberian ham, toast with brie cheese, blue cheese (Roquefort, Silton, Gorgonzola) and goat cheese, with salads, sushi and hamburgers or even as a filling for dark chocolate bonbons.
Meia.dúzia® jams in tubes are number 1 in the world and were awarded for their flavor and innovation in 2014 and 2016 in Madrid at the Salon Gourmet de Madrid, ITQI Superior Taste Awards 2015 and 2016 in Brussels, and GREAT TASTE in the United Kingdom in 2015 and 2017.
- Discover more than 25 flavors of these gourmet jams in tubes, between traditional flavors and exclusive and daring flavors, flavors for vegans, gluten-free and lactose-free.
- The Production Method: The fruit jams are prepared by hand, in batches of a maximum of 40 kg and in pans, with fruits from various regions of Portugal, each with more than 55% of fruit, without adding additives and preservatives and with a reduced amount of sugar, keeping and preserving the traditional methods.
- Packaging Advantages: The packaging is practical, easy to use and to spread, without the need to use a spoon. They are more hygienic, easy to transport, and can be taken to work, school and help you taking a break with lots of flavor. They are opaque, with no contact between the product and light, reduced contact with air after opening, which reduces oxidation and increases the validity of the product.
- Packaging Recycling: Our packaging is made with more than 99.7% infinitely recycled aluminum, without losing quality and without having to extract more from Nature. Place it in the yellow color bin, for metals.
- Storage and Conservation: Store at room temperature before opening. After opening, store in the cold, in the fridge.
Excellent accompaniment to smoked meats and ham, Pata Negra and Serrano ham toasts with brie cheese, blue cheese (Roquefort, Silton, Gorgonzola) and goat cheese, with salads, sushi and hamburgers or even as a filling for dark chocolate bonbons.
Recipes | Chef
- Sliced pata negra ham with Rocha pear and currant jam with lemongrass and pink pepper meia.dúzia® – 1ª Masterchef De Portugal
’Rocha’ Pear (45%), sugar, redcurrant (10%), melissa (0.8%). gelling agent (pectin), lemon juice and pink Peppercorns (0.1%). Prepared with 55 g of fruits per 100 g. Net weight: 75g.
Average nutritional information per 100 g / 3.53 oz: Energy 687 kJ / 165 kcal ; Fats 0.2 g / 0.0 oz , of which saturated fat acids 0.0 g / 0.0 oz ; Carbohydrates 41.3 g / 1.5 oz , of which sugars 39.2 g / 1.4 oz ; Proteins 0.3 g / 0.0 oz ; Salt 0.0 g / 0.0 oz.
Origin of raw materials
Pear Rocha do Oeste PDO is an exclusively Portuguese variety, mostly produced on the Central West Coast of Portugal, with a production area of approximately 10,000 ha. Climatic factors and the expertise of the people of the West are decisive conditions for obtaining this product with exceptional organoleptic qualities, appreciated and recognized worldwide.
Rocha Pear PDO – Protected Designation of Origin – has been recognized by the Community as a traditional, quality product that forms an integral part of the Portuguese Cultural Heritage. Currants come from a bush and there are different cultivars (different types of the same plant) that produce it. These bushes at a stage of maturity can yield about 3 to 4 kg of currants for each one. Gooseberries are usually ready to be picked between mid and late summer. The bush reaches heights of 1m to 2m, produces a greenish-yellow flower. Gooseberries grow on the branches of the bush, being a bright red fruit.
Pink peppers Aroeira-Reda, Aroeira-pimenteira or poivre-rose are popular names of the species Schinus terebinthifolia, a tree native to South America of the Anacardiaceae family.