Move over, Nutella, there’s a new spread in town. Il Colle del Gusto’s Granellona Brut is as unadulterated as it gets, with crunchy crushed hazelnuts punctuating a silken chocolate cream. Extra virgin olive oil proves itself an ideal partner, lending incredible smoothness and shine while allowing lovely chocolate flavor and roasted nut aroma to shine through. Granellona Brut on a slice of rustic Italian bread is snack perfection, and there is no wrong way to use this versatile bittersweet spread. Drizzle it over ice cream, waffles or grilled peaches, spread it on the bottom crust of a banana cream pie before filling, or mix it with whipped cream and freeze overnight for a wonderful semifreddo.
About the Producer:
In 2012, Antonio della Corte was creating sweet mixes for gelaterie and pastry shops and Anna Maria Conti was running a farm, bed and breakfast a few miles north of Rome. In a blend as natural as chocolate and hazelnut, the two combined their talents to produce a line of spreads made with Anna Maria’s own extra virgin olive oil and nuts grown on friends’ farms. We met the couple (partners in business and in life) at the Farmer's Market in Rome just three months after the launch of their delicious creations, and we loved the spreads so much that we decided right there and then to bring them back for you.