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Chestnut Honey

Chestnut honey is for the serious honey lover: dark, dense and bitter. Franca's intense chestnut honey is very Tuscan, and comes from the chestnut forests high up the Apennines between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. Loaded with pollen, mineral salts and tannins, Franca's chestnut honey has a high proportion of fructose which will keep the honey from crystallization if kept in a warm cupboard or pantry. Chestnut honey is very low in acidity. Rich dark brown in color, reminiscent of molasses. Woody, pungent dry aromas of hay and bark with a strong tannic finish. Uniquely Tuscan. Not sweet at all with a persistent dark cocoa finish.

The chestnut tree (Castanea sativa) is common throughout Europe where it was introduced from Sardis (today’s Turkey) thousands of years ago. Once it was called Sardinian Nut, now simply chestnut. Italian chestnut trees blossom from May to June. The chestnut tree is in the family of beeches and oaks. For thousands of years and still today, the chestnut is a primary source of nutrition for people living in the mountainous areas of Italy, taking the place of grains and potatoes in many dishes.

Chestnut honey is excellent to accompany fresh cheeses (Stracchino, Ricotta) or better yet over very ripe blue cheeses (particularly Gorgonzola Dolcelatte). For a true Tuscan experience, drizzle over Pecorino Toscano and sliced fresh pears. Ideal for gelato making: substitute the sugar in the basic vanilla gelato recipe with chestnut honey. Drizzle over vanilla ice-cream for a stunning flavor contrast. Also delicious over porchetta, or as a glaze to any grilled or roast chicken, duck or pork.

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Chestnut honey is for the serious honey lover: dark, dense and bitter. Franca's intense chestnut honey is very Tuscan, and comes from the chestnut forests high up the Apennines between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. Loaded with pollen, mineral salts and tannins, Franca's chestnut honey has a high proportion of fructose which will keep the honey from crystallization if kept in a warm cupboard or pantry. Chestnut honey is very low in acidity. Rich dark brown in color, reminiscent of molasses. Woody, pungent dry aromas of hay and bark with a strong tannic finish. Uniquely Tuscan. Not sweet at all with a persistent dark cocoa finish.

The chestnut tree (Castanea sativa) is common throughout Europe where it was introduced from Sardis (today’s Turkey) thousands of years ago. Once it was called Sardinian Nut, now simply chestnut. Italian chestnut trees blossom from May to June. The chestnut tree is in the family of beeches and oaks. For thousands of years and still today, the chestnut is a primary source of nutrition for people living in the mountainous areas of Italy, taking the place of grains and potatoes in many dishes.

Chestnut honey is excellent to accompany fresh cheeses (Stracchino, Ricotta) or better yet over very ripe blue cheeses (particularly Gorgonzola Dolcelatte). For a true Tuscan experience, drizzle over Pecorino Toscano and sliced fresh pears. Ideal for gelato making: substitute the sugar in the basic vanilla gelato recipe with chestnut honey. Drizzle over vanilla ice-cream for a stunning flavor contrast. Also delicious over porchetta, or as a glaze to any grilled or roast chicken, duck or pork.

Product Details

Product CodeUnit SizeUnit / CaseCase WeightUPC CodeNotes
63001 250 gr/8.8 oz 6 3.6 kg/8 lb 7-93232-63001-4

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Product Details

Product CodeUnit SizeUnit / CaseCase WeightUPC CodeNotes
63001 250 gr/8.8 oz 6 3.6 kg/8 lb 7-93232-63001-4