The medlar, mespilus germanica, is Iranian and was brought to us by the Romans, remaining popular in Britain for hundreds of years.
Our medlar jelly and medlar fruit cheese are made in small batches, exclusively with fruit grown in Norfolk, mostly at Eastgate.
The jelly is delicious served with game and other meats, hot or cold. A spoonful enriches sauces and may also be used as a condiment. It’s lovely with soft cheeses and pâtés.
Pairs beautifully with Baron Bigod