Sunny and warm, this sunflower honey from Brezzo is a versatile nectar that’s equally welcome in baking, breakfasts, and cheese plates. Harvested from the golden sunflowers that bloom in early summer in the central Italian region of Le Marche, this honey has notes of fresh hay, candied fruit, and dried apricots. 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.