Pepper Jelly - the rainbow connection, Sonoma Farm Trail

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Well, I was supposed to look at cheeses in a cheese shop but instead distracted by these colorful bottled jellies at Marin Cheese Factory in Petaluma, CA. These assorted pepper jellies sound hot, sweet, spicy, fruity, peppery and savory.

I'm new to jellies. Are jellies the same as jam?

Mango/Plum Ginger Pepper Jelly and Raspberry-Jalapeño Pepper Jelly

Apricot-Jalapeño Pepper Jelly and Sweet Onion Jalapeño Pepper Jelly

Cranberry Pepper Jelly, Habanero Pepper Jelly

Jalapeño Pepper Jelly and Marioberry Pepper Jelly

I was so fascinated and confused by all the varieties and finally, decided not to buy any and ended up with a small block of cheese instead.The cheese tasting station at the cheese shop even had some cranberry pepper jelly slathered on top of of Brie. I tried them on crackers, and the savory Brie really gel well with the subtly sweet-tangy- peppery cranberry pepper jelly. What a colorful treat!

Continue reading about Asian pears along the Sonoma Farm Trail, California.

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