The Quintessenza Chestnut Honey's aroma is a mixture of dried chamomile and earthiness. The flavor reveals a bitter, slightly astringent taste, with notes of wood, moist tobacco, carob, and cocoa beans. Despite its floral origin, its composition resembles that of honeydews. It usually crystallizes slowly and in the presence of blackberry nectar.
A beautiful addition to the filling for pumpkin tortelli, to accompany paté or with lightly smoked foods. When lukewarm, it provides the perfect contrast in a persimmon mousse and is also delicious blended into fresh whipped ricotta cheese.
In the kitchen
Pair with ricotta, bloomy or washed rind cheeses, parmigiano reggiano
This Rare Tea Cellar Exclusive is a truly magnificent honey. From the artistry of Mieli Thun quintessence is the story of the flowering zenith, when honey reaches its maximum possible integrity. There is a magical moment when the flower is more generous in nectar, more intense in aroma and taste.