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Primo’s Blackberry-Serrano Preserves Adds Kick to Cheese Plates


The ultimate appetizer is the cheese plate. It’s tasty, easy to assemble, and approachable. On my own plates, I’m constantly mixing up the cheeses and experimenting with different accompaniments. I pair honey and almonds with MouCo ColoRouge, fig jam with Old Amsterdam Gouda, and most recently, Denver-based Primo‘s blackberry-serrano preserves with Italian Tallego.

Although I’m already a fan of Primo’s other offerings–mainly the loganberry-ancho and the boysenberry-habanero jams–I’m especially swayed by the blackberry mixture. Primo’s newest release has sweet-tart taste and lingering heat that makes it a sure hit on the cheese plate, as well as a dynamic marinade for pork or chicken.

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