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.