Smelly Cheese Co.
This Marmelada paste is made according to ancient recipes. Honey was used initially and only later in the 1800s, was replaced by sugar cane, by the nuns at the Odivelas monastery. The sugar cane was bought by Portuguese from archipelago of Madeira and Brazil through the route of sugar. Portuguese quince, also known as the fruit of love is hard, acidic and astringent. This wonderfully fragrant fruit when raw, develops a delicious, delicate flavor and attractive amber color after being cooked with sugar. Sweet with a delightfully delicate floral taste, amber color and exquisite texture. Each slice has a dense, jelly-like consistency. It holds its shape very well, but is also easy to spread. The perfect accompaniment to any of our Portuguese or Spanish cheeses and more.