About

Belcour History

Belcour Lodge, the home of Belcour Preserves Ltd., is nestled in a valley in the foothills of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains. e name comes from the French words “bellecour” meaning “beautiful courtyard”. e house, which is featured on the company logo, and the surrounding 7-acre property, were originally part of an 18th Century coffee estate. Today, a variety of guavas, citrus and pineapples are grown on the property, and these are used in our tropical, fruit preserves. Blue Mountain Honey is also produced from a small apiary on the property and our honey has become a signature ingredient, which is added into all our products to give them a unique flavour.

Belcour Preserves was started by Robin Lim Lumsden at home in the kitchen and grew out of a desire to create wholesome, delicious Jamaican, gourmet food. We utilize fresh, local, farm produce and slow cooking techniques, incorporating contemporary influences into traditional recipes. Instead of using artificial preservatives or additives, we use traditional preserving methods, which include the use of: sugar, sunshine, honey, vinegar and heat.

Seven years ago we began selling our products to friends and family, then to local cafes, specialty food stores and tourist gift shops. We recently gained nation-wide distribution into select supermarkets island-wide. With the continued growth in acceptance by the trade and consumers, and demand for our products in the Jamaican market, we are increasing our production capacity through a co-packing agreement with a leading Jamaican manufacturer. is arrangement will allow us to access overseas export markets.

Belcour Products

We believe consumers buy our products for their exceptional taste, and appreciate our simple philosophy that great tasting food depends on the quality of the ingredients going into the pot. We are committed to remain true to our mission “to source the best Jamaican produce and deliver them, with love and care, to our consumers.”

Presently our Belcour Blue Mountain™ product line includes nine products:

Fruit Preserves

Savory Condiments

Pepper Sauces

Passion for Preservation

An important part of our company’s ethos is our belief in the concept of preservation. is speaks to the preservation of our traditions and culture; implicit in this concept is a reverence for life. We work closely with local farmers, our community, the Rural Agricultural Development Agency and the Scientific Research Council of Jamaica and remain committed to environmentally sound and sustainable agri-business practices.

Sharing our Passion

Belcour is also featured as part of Blue Mountain Culinary tours, an initiative to explore the authentic culinary influences of the world famous Blue Mountain coffee growing region of Jamaica. Tourists visiting the region can tour the Blue Mountain coffee farms and organic produce farms and stop at Belcour, where we offer a garden and apiary tour, along with cooking classes and sampling of Belcour products. Future plans include publishing a Belcour cookbook in 2012, strengthening our presence online, and launching new products.