Calanquet Provencal Tomato Spread Supreme 220g

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Calanquet in Provence selects a very specific tomato variety from their immediate region from a local producer. Tomatoes are sun-ripened and picked at their optimum ripeness during the season, ensuring a vibrant colour and exceptional taste. The incorporation of fresh onion, garlic, Provencal herbs and olive oil brings out all the summer flavors of Provence. Cooked for a long time at very low temperature, a texture identical to that of tomato paste is obtained.

A naturally fragrant and flavourful Provençal cream which can be used as a spread on canapés, a spread over toast or flat bread, or a delicious dip for breadsticks and vegetable sticks. 

Moulin du Calanquet is based in Saint-Rémy de Provence, where originally the Greeks and Romans grew olive trees. In the area there is a large stone slab intended to support an olive grinding wheel from Roman times. 
But the olive plantations painted by Van Gogh suffered from periodic frosts, especially those in 1889 and 1956. After the catastrophic frost of 1956, the last remaining mills became oil merchants in Saint-Remy-de-Provence and the region, then ceased to operate. 
In 2000, two young Saint-Rémois in their twenties, Anne and Gilles Brun, brothers and sisters, decided to (re)open an oil mill in Saint-Rémy de Provence. Since then, they have been producing five types of monovarietal, single-estate extra virgin olive oils, and delicious condiments made from them. 
Tomato concentrate, onion, oil, garlic, salt, pepper, herbs de Provence, bay leaf