Bridgewater, CT – June 7, 2019 — You’ll want to get to know Empresa by The Gracious Gourmet, a small-batch jam and jelly line with elevated flavors and clean ingredients. The new products appeal to a wide range of consumer tastes and those wanting popular price points. Empresa by The Gracious Gourmet will launch at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, June 23-25, 2019 at Booth #649. It joins the well-established offerings from The Gracious Gourmet, which boasts award-winning condiments, spreads, pestos and tapenades. Here are details:

Apple Sweet Cherry Jam —Two of the most pie-worthy fruits come together in this sumptuous jam flavor. Cheese Partner: blue cheese, soft cow, sheep or goat varieties; Breakfast Partner: toast, rolls, pancakes or yogurt; Protein Partner: fish, pork, lamb and chicken

Balsamic Fig Jam — Bold balsamic vinegar brings an additional dimension to traditional fig jam. Cheese partner: Brie, creamy goat or blue cheeses; Breakfast partner: breads, biscuits, pancake or yogurt; Protein Partner: poultry pork, game and cured meats
Blueberry Lemon Thyme Jam — Blueberries and bright lemons meet savory thyme for a versatile jam to enjoy all the time. Cheese Partner: cream cheese, blue cheese or soft cow or goat; Breakfast Partner: toast, muffins, pancakes or yogurt parfaits; Protein Partner: fish, lamb
Chile Mango Lime Jam — Aleppo peppers and jalapenos create two levels of heat and lime adds brightness to mangoes in this delicious modern version of mango jam. Cheese Partner: cream cheese, soft goat or Spanish varieties; Breakfast Partner: toast, pancakes or yogurt; Protein Partner: fish, pork and chicken
Spicy Red Pepper Jelly —Mildly spicy Aleppo peppers and jalapenos combine with red peppers to create just the right sizzle and balance. This jelly is perfectly balanced.  Cheese Partner: cream cheese, soft goat or Brie; Breakfast Partner: toast, egg dishes or Canadian Bacon; Protein Partner: fish, pork and chicken.

“A wider group of food lovers — along with those who already know and love The Gracious Gourmet — will immediately fall for the jams and jellies we developed in Empresa by The Gracious Gourmet,” says Nancy Wekselbaum, founder.
“We select the highest quality clean ingredients and create memorable flavors to become everyone’s new favorites,” she says. “Empresa by The Gracious Gourmet jams are meant to be used every day — as well as when you want excitement for entertaining. The modern, upscale look makes the jars ready to serve on the table or gift.”

Background on The Gracious Gourmet: Based in Bridgewater, Connecticut, Nancy Wekselbaum founded The Gracious Gourmet in late 2006 using her own recipes crafted from a love of exceptional food and travels around the globe. The growing line of specialty food products can transform ordinary dishes into exceptional ones without any fuss. The Gracious Gourmet’s quality is second to none, with nearly unlimited product uses. Our customers are busy, sophisticated people looking to save time yet still serve exciting food. The Gracious Gourmet’s aim is quite simple: every meal can be a special occasion.

Winner of the Specialty Food Association's 2011 sofi Gold Award for Outstanding Condiment; 2016 sofi Silver Awards Finalist for Outstanding Pasta Sauce; 2016 sofi Silver Awards Finalist for Outstanding Condiment; 2014 sofi Silver Awards Finalist for Outstanding Shelf-Stable Foodservice, and 2009 sofi Silver Finalist for Outstanding New Product, as well as numerous awards from the Connecticut Specialty Food Association and the Scovie Awards.