Bridgewater, CT – October 26, 2022
Mouth-watering products from The Gracious Gourmet not only lift profits, but also boost consumer excitement! Come taste the award-winning jams, jellies, pestos, tapenades, spreads and more from The Gracious Gourmet at the 2022 PLMA Show in Chicago, November 13-15. Find us in Booth #F2551.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of four delicious, innovative and on-trend products to The Gracious Gourmet Collection. We’re also pleased to share news of expanded production capabilities to provide even more appealing custom options for products.
Private label opportunities from The Gracious Gourmet are available for items in our existing line, along with our ability to create custom formulations and develop new products. Formulations can be made for retail and foodservice use in 2 oz., 4 oz., 7.75 oz. half-gallon and gallon containers.
Our newest branded items are:
Caramelized Onion Fig Spread -
Sweet figs and caramelized onions combine to make a spread with tremendous versatility! Pair it with cheese and charcuterie plates, roasted meats, sandwiches and flatbreads.
Roasted Tomato Pesto -
Richly flavored tomatoes are enhanced with a hint of Calabrian chile heat to offer an on-trend and different take on this perennial favorite. It's ready for way more than pasta and is allergen free, to boot.Strawberry Black Pepper Jam -
Strawberries enhanced with black pepper and balsamic vinegar elevate an all-time favorite. This versatile jam can be used with sweet and savory foods. It is a perfectly balanced, nuanced flavor.
White Balsamic Hatch Chile Jelly -
This unique, spicy pepper jelly is made with sweet white balsamic vinegar, hot New Mexican Hatch chiles and a kick of habaneros. Serve with cream cheese or with roast meats and in a sandwich.
“A wide group of food lovers — along with those who already know and love The Gracious Gourmet — look forward to our latest introductions and return to buy more of their favorites because of the flavors and high-quality items we produce,” says Nancy Wekselbaum, founder. “Each product is carefully developed in my home kitchen until it reaches what I consider worthy for our customers to enjoy.”
“The Gracious Gourmet selects the highest quality ingredients to cook up innovative and sophisticated flavors that have already become shoppers’ favorites,” she says. “Our jams and jellies are meant to be used every day — as well as when you want to add excitement to dishes on special occasions. Our products are ready to open and serve or be given as beautiful and delicious gifts.”
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.