Chestnut honey is one of Tuscany's most prized exports and Franca's is especially wonderful. Deep amber in color and equally deep in flavor, the bitter, nutty notes are an ideal foil to the sweet richness of honey and pair beautifully with cheese. Also try Millefiori Honey and Sulla Honey from Franca Franzoni.
About the Producer:
Franca Franzoni is a bit of a kindred spirit with her bees. They fly around the countrysides of Chianti, collecting nectar from her chestnut trees and fields of wildflowers and bring it back to the hives that Franca painstakingly maintains. She watches the bees carefully, monitoring their collection and movement, waiting for just the right moment to harvest the honey. These honeys are gathered using no heat whatsoever - only centrifuge is used to remove the honey from the hives and time passes to allow the honey to mellow.