This aromatic fruit is an integral part of Dalmatian culture – generations ago the fruit was placed in closets, where it slowly released a light fragrance of apple, pear, vanilla, and citrus, which permeated throughout the house. Among the rarer fruits, when cooked, quince harnesses those delicate flavors and aromas and transforms into a deep rosy- pink color. This and its prosperous symbolism of love and luck, earn it a prominent place in the heart of Dalmatia’s culture.
- Try with a sheep’s milk cheese, like Pecorino Romano
- Spread onto warm bread with whipped, unsalted butter
- Pair with Manchego and Marcona almonds
- Try on panini with Serrano ham, aged provolone, and a touch of balsamic glaze
- Fold into fresh ricotta cheese with crushed pistachios