Fresh baby walnuts are picked green from tree before they have a chance to age. Cured, eaten with complete shells. Used by five star restaurants as a garnish for pate, game dishes and fois gras. 18.9 oz (536g).
All natural Harvest Song cheese pairing suggestion: Stilton.
I first bought these preserved walnuts at a local specialty gourmet and wine shop because I was curious having never seen anything like them before. The shop person suggested slicing thinly and serving with cheese and crackers. Both the texture and flavor were unexpected and wonderful. The walnuts look like giant dark olives as they are made from immature green walnuts whose shells are still undeveloped and attached. They have a very interesting texture; not crunchy like a fresh walnut but dense and somewhat juicy from the preserving syrup. Everyone who has tried them at our house has LOVED them. So far I have only served them sliced on a cheese tray but I intend on edging my next Italian Cheesecake with the preserved walnuts diced. There are interesting flavors that dance around on your tongue; kind of cinnamony. I’ve given jars of these as gifts and they have been well received.