Enjoy real French mustard alongside your steak or fries with Amora's strong and smooth Dijon Mustard!
You won't find a French kitchen without a jar of Amora mustard "fine et forte" within arm's reach – it’s a quintessential condiment. Over 70 years after its creation, Amora mustard is part of France’s heritage. The classic condiment will help spice meats, sauces, savory pies, sandwiches, and picnics… If you want to make a vinaigrette the way the French do, this is the mustard for you!
Dijon mustard is a style of prepared mustard that originated in the town of Dijon, in Burgundy. It is pale yellow, rather than the bright yellow of American mustard, and has a slightly creamy consistency. It’s more intense and nose-tingling than its US counterpart. Burgundy is known for its wines, and the mustard is related: it is grown in vineyards as a cover crop beneath the rows of vines, providing nutrients to the vines when it is plowed under. By the 1200s, Dijon was recognized as a significant area for mustard making and is now regarded as the mustard capital of the world. King Philip VI first used the mustard in 1336 which became popular roughly 500 years later when Jean Naigeon created the formula that replaces vinegar with verjuice. Verjuice is a juice made from unripe grapes and adds flavor to the condiment.
Dijon mustard can be used in a variety of ways. It can top a hot dog or be smeared on a roast beef or turkey sandwich. It is the perfect pairing for a corned beef or pastrami sandwich on rye bread, for example, since a spicy mustard is called for. Chicken with Dijon mustard is also common -- a simple meal that will delight the whole family!