For lemon lovers, this lemon honey from Brezzo will be a true revelation. It’s harvested in April in Sicily, when the lemon trees are blooming. Unlike most citrus groves on the southern island, the trees for this honey are kept separate from other citrus fruits so as to ensure the bees feed only on lemon blossoms and nothing else. The result is a stunning honey with pleasantly sour notes and a distinctive floral aroma. It’s minimally processed to deliver nothing but pure honey flavor, with no artificial intervention or additives.
While we may think of honey as one basic flavor, monofloral honeys like this one from Brezzo showcase a wide spectrum of flavors, each as unique as the flower it comes from. Honeys can range in color, texture, and flavor, from pale yellow, delicate, and floral to dark, toasty, and even spicy—all in addition to sweet, of course!
For more than 50 years, the bee experts at Brezzo have dedicated themselves not only to delicious honey products, but to being good stewards of their land and its history. Based in Roero, in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, the third-generation members of the Brezzo family continue their grandfather’s legacy of care for the scenic beauty of the northern Piedmont hillside. Brezzo is one of the first companies in Italy to practice nomadism, gently moving their beehives from place to place in search of the best flowers and pollen to craft delicious honeys with a true sense of terroir. Today, they produce a wide range of monofloral honeys, sweets, fruit preserves, and other garden products with the same artisan care they’ve practiced for decades.