Jana is best in show winner at American Cheese Society 2018 for her pear, lemon and ginger conserve. Balanced in sweet and tart, this blend of tangy ingredients adds a scrumptious pairing to a cherished snack. Perfectly partner this jam with Rye + Sea Salt Nordic crisps and a mild, creamy cheese.
“Jana Joyce of Bloomfield is a trained chef; she graduated from ICE in New York City. Which is the reason, she said, her jams aren't your run-of-the mill fruit-and-sugar concoctions. She incorporates herbs and spices including basil, cardamon and rosemary, into her creations, made with seasonal fruits. "I'm inspired by what I see in the market," Joyce said.
She started making jams seven years ago to give as gifts and as barter for home repair. One person she hired happened to have a brick-and-mortar shop in Montclair. She liked Joyce's jam so much, she began to sell them at her shop. Soon after, Joyce began to sell her jams at more stores.
Joyce's homerun jam is pear-lemon-ginger; it won the Best in Show award at the American Cheese Show in 2018. The jam is made with Comice pears (her favorite), crystallized ginger and fresh lemons"