This Dandelion Honey's aroma and flavor present a captivating contrast: its nose exudes a potent blend of sulfur and wet leather, while its taste is surprisingly sweet with hints of delicate chamomile and bright citrus. The honey has the hue of glistening lemon curd and a thick, velvety texture that lingers on the tongue.
Dandelion is a beloved wildflower that grows abundantly throughout northern Italy and the central Apennine mountains. For many Italians, foraging for dandelions is a rite of spring. Every part of the plant is utilized—from the roots, to the bitter leaves, to the flowers. Giorgio Poeta’s Dandelion Honey is a stupendous gift of nature, collected throughout April and May from abundant dandelion meadows on the slopes of Mount Gorzano in Lazio, at more than a thousand meters above sea level.
Giorgio Poeta recommends pairing his Dandelion Honey with sharp, aged cheeses such as Pecorino. Its unique flavor also makes it an excellent addition to savory dishes: enrich egg pasta dough, glaze ham, or serve alongside piemontese bollito misto.