Thyme Honey

Le Querce
This monofloral honey from the nectar of flowering thyme plants is an herbal and intriguingly smoky treat for connoisseurs.

Size | 8.8 oz

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Spicy and herbal, this thyme honey from Le Querce is a nuanced treat for honey connoisseurs. Harvested from flowering thyme plants in Sicily and Puglia in June and July, it has a surprisingly smoky quality that adds a delicious dimension to sweet and savory dishes.

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 honey, 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 honey 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 honey that showcase the incredible breadth of flavors of the countryside.
Thyme honey is spicy, smoky, and floral, with a tannic quality that recalls barrel-aged liqueurs. This smooth, creamy honey may be crystallized due to its natural production methods. Its unusual flavor will find a home in recipes both savory and sweet; try it in risotto, fruit salad, or with roasted meats. It pairs especially well with spicy foods. Use it to sweeten black tea for a delicious flavored latte. For a pourable honey, heat gently just until it liquifies—too much heat will destroy its unique flavor compounds.
8.8 oz