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Natoora Italian Madernassa Pears 500g



£5.08 per kg

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Natoora Italian Madernassa Poaching Pears

- A natural graft with the French Martin Sec, Madernassa are thin-skinned with crisp flesh and distinct tannic flavour.

- Grown slowly with minimum intervention, the dry, acidic soil of the Tanaro riverbanks forces the the fruit to work hard to extract essential nutrients, producing a dense and exceptionally fragrant pear.

- Sourced direct from small-scale growers at the Roero market, just three miles from where the 130 year-old mother tree stood until 1914.

- Harvested by hand at full maturity.

- We only source Madernassa Pears during their real seasonal window of September to March. 

Take it further

- Thinly sliced, tossed with radicchio, gorgonzola dolce and roasted walnuts

- Poached with cardamom and lemon peel

Natoora's radical approach to seasonal sourcing is shaping the future of food

We don't work with industrial agriculture or large wholesalers

We work closely with growers who are preserving vital flavours through meaningful small farming

We back these growers to build a better future for food, rooted in small scale, sustainable agriculture that gives back to our planet

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Suitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegetarians


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21 November 2019 by 
Best poaching pears ever

These are a poaching pear and - without a doubt - the best you are likely to find. I poached them in a sugar syrup (not too sweet) with split cinnamon sticks, a couple of cloves, whole black peppercorns and some split white cardamoms. Served with some cardamom cream, they were just wonderful. They can probably be eaten uncooked (I have never tried) but suspect you would need very strong teeth.

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16 December 2018 by 
fragrant, sweet, crisp

Best pears Ive ever bought. Really light and crisp yet super sweet with that rare fragrance you seldom come across

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15 December 2018 by 

Despite the pears initial unpromising and lacklustre appearance, they were the tastiest pears Ive ever eaten.

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