Newly-launched tangy pickled non-pareille capers, caperberries and cornichons from Specialist olive oil and Mediterranean products supplier Lefktro Fine Foods are hitting shelves this month.
These three products are part of a new own-label Mediterranean range for sale to the wholesale food trade and have been sourced from producers in Turkey.
The products have been chosen for their flavour, texture and consistency of quality and in response to requests from customers seeking additional affordable products to add to their current orders from the company.
The products are packed in a bine and vinegar mix and come in 1kg sized catering packs.
The cornichons are small and tart with a mildly sweet taste.
They can be served as appetisers, with pate or cheese or as a garnish or as a component ingredient in salads, fish dishes and tartare sauce.
The caperberries are slightly larger than a grape in size and have a lemony flavour and are milder and less acidic taste than traditional capers.
They can be eaten like olives or used to flavour sauces or seafood dishes.
The tiny non-pareille capers are a versatile ingredient in Mediterranean cookery and are designed to be used as a topping for pizzas, in pasta sauces and also partner well with fish and meat.
James Tyler, MD of Lefktro said:
“We have chosen three products to begin with and we are planning to roll out several more products throughout the course of the year.
“Collaboration with our customers and market responsiveness is extremely important to us and the launch of Lefktro own branded products is part of our commitment to listen and respond effectively to our customers.
“The food sector is such an extremely competitive market place and eating habits are changing all of time, it is the ability to react and run with change which is all important in the current economic climate.
“The new products dovetail perfectly into our core product offering, giving our wholesale customers an alternative to those products already available.”