Chestnut Honey

Le Querce
Nutty and bold, this monofloral honey from blooming chestnut trees is a taste of the Piedmont hills.

Size | 14.1 oz

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Nutty and dark, this chestnut honey from Le Querce is a tribute to the beloved chestnuts of the Piedmont. Harvested in the northwestern Italian region in June and July, when the trees begin to blossom, this honey is boldly flavored, with a deep reddish-brown color to match.

While we may think of honey as one basic flavor, the passionate bee experts at Le Querce are on a mission to showcase the wide spectrum of honeys, each as distinct as the flower it comes from. Flavors can range from spicy and dark to floral, roasty, and even bitter—all in addition to sweet, of course! Their Nettari line contains more than a dozen monofloral honeys, each collected from a single flower type.

In 1998, Giuseppe Perino turned his passion for beekeeping into a conscientious, nature-first business. Based in the lush valley of the Anfiteatro Morenico in the northwestern Piedmont region, the family-run Le Querce now specializes in all things bee-related, from honey to pollen, royal jelly, and incredible sweets. They run the company according to practices that reflect their love and respect for nature: nomadic beekeeping, organic production methods, and honoring and protecting the biodiversity of their home. They work with like-minded farmers around Italy and France to source honeys that showcase the incredible breadth of flavors of the countryside.
Chestnut honey is intensely fragrant and tannic, with notes of carob and bitter cocoa beans and a moderate astringent quality. It has a velvety soft, liquid texture thanks to its naturally slow crystallization. This honey pairs amazingly well with whole-grain breads, either when used in the dough or drizzled overtop after baking. It also tastes wonderful with toasted nuts, craft beers, and black tea. It makes a wonderful addition to a cheese board with smoked meats and sheep or goat’s milk cheeses.
Size: 14.1 oz
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