The Gracious Gourmet
At The Gracious Gourmet, we have created a line of specialty food products that are second to none and boast nearly unlimited uses. Enjoy them as cheese condiments, easy appetizers, dessert toppings, recipe enhancers — or just eat them straight out of the jar! Our small-batch products include chutneys, jams, jellies, spreads, tapenades and pestos. At The Gracious Gourmet, we source carefully and responsibly, curating only the finest all-natural ingredients, and we never ever use preservatives. Many options are low in fat, naturally are free of gluten and minimize the use of salt and sugar. All products are vegan except for the Artichoke Parmesan Tapenade.
Company Founder Nancy Wekselbaum has always been known to friends and family as a gracious host with a love for cooking and entertaining, but it wasn’t until later in her career she made it her full-time job. Nancy’s love of food and cooking began early, and she eventually began to sauté, flambé, and soufflé. Her favorite way to spend time off from her retail career became taking trips to France to immerse herself in the cuisine of the French countryside. It was during a power outage at her Connecticut home when Nancy prepared steak with homemade chutney for a friend who so raved about the chutney she suggested Nancy sell it. Something clicked and in 2006 The Gracious Gourmet was born. Nancy's recipes are now award-winning products.