50+ perfect pairings with Jerte Picota Cherries

Friday, 13 July 2018
Post in collaboration with Jerte Picota Cherries

A collection of over 50 recipes using fresh cherries. Perfect for the short but deliciously sweet season of Jerte Picota Cherries. Sold without their stalk, these delicious juicy Spanich cherries are the ideal fruit to snack on this summer. Ideal for bakewell, black forest, cocktails, clafoutis, crumbles, cakes, scones, compotes and so much more.


Better late than never - or so the saying goes. That's definitely the case this year for Jerte Picota Cherries which are officially back in UK stores this week (you'll find them in Sainsburys, Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi). They are usually available for a six week natural growing season from the end of June but a cold winter set them back this year. The Jerte Picota Cherry is a special variety of cherry, sold without stalks, that is native to the beautiful Jerte Valley in Northern Spain, 200km west of Madrid. 


Jerte Picota Cherry are a P.D.O. product (Protected Designation of Origin) which certifies that the fruit has been grown, harvested and packed under rigorous quality-controlled procedures and has come exclusively from the Jerte Valley in Spain. When the cherries are ready to be harvested at optimum ripeness, they are hand-picked off the trees, leaving the stalks behind, and placed into chestnut baskets. This is why they are sold without a stalk. The word ‘Picota’ means ‘peaked’ and if you look at the base you'll see it has a slight peak.


These small sweet and juicy cherries are the ideal fruit to snack on this summer, to bake with, or to add to a favourite cocktail. If you need some inspiration I've rounded up a fantastic collection of recipes from fellow food bloggers that make the most of this amazing seasonal fruit. I turned to my trusty Flavour Thesaurus to see what combinations would make the most perfect of pairings. No surprise that Chocolate and Almond are top of the table with Black Forest and Bakewell being absolute culinary classics. Banana, coconut, cinnamon and ginger also work really well as do a variety of nuts and of course classic vanilla. Perhaps more surprisingly goat cheese, coffee, lamb and smoked fish also made ideal bedfellow for cherries. However you choose to eat your Jerte Picota Cherries this season don't forget to get them while they're here – only in stores until the beginning of August.
CHOCOLATE & CHERRY





ALMOND & CHERRY


BANANA & CHERRY


COCONUT & CHERRY


GINGER & CHERRY


CINNAMON & CHERRY


THE BEST OF THE REST!



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5 comments

  1. I absolutely adore cherries, so I'm in cherry heaven reading this post! All the ideas for cherry pairing have really opened my eyes and inspired me. It's great to learn a bit more about jerte picotas too.

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  2. We've been having Picota cherries for dessert the last couple of nights, always a favourite here! What a delicious array of recipes here, thank you for including my smoothie:-)

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    1. Your Risalamande is there too - which is something I really want to try.

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  3. I've not heard of picota cherries before, so I shall now look out for them. I do love the cherry season and these recipes will keep me busy for years to come. Fab post.

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  4. These look incredibly delicious. I really couldn't pick a favourite! Great post!

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