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Mugolio (Pine Cone Bud Syrup) from Primitivizia

Primitivizia

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Italian Pine Cone Bud Condiment for Desserts, Baking & Cheese

As seen in the New York Times Dining Section

The Dolomite Alps hold the secret to one of our favorite products—the mugo pine. A miniature pine tree of about 5 - 10 feet, this petite tree produces a pine cone that holds a sweet elixir, drawn out by the sun.

Elinora Cunacia—owner of Primitivizia—harvests these pine cones and stores them in sun-drenched glass jars for a few months, coaxing out the sweet syrup from within. In late Autumn, the syrup is filtered and cooked with sugar to a deep golden brown liquid. This prized condiment has a rich, woodsy honeyed flavor that complements fall produce like apples and pears, wild game and hearty meats as well as creamy cheeses like ricotta and mascarpone.

How to use

  • Serve whole-roasted apples with a dollop of mascarpone and a drizzle of mugolio.
  • Purée fresh whole-milk ricotta with a bit of mugolio and serve alongside a poached pear. 
  • Serve fresh vanilla gelato with sliced peaches and finish with mugolio.
  • Pour a bit over panna cotta or any custard.
  • Fill a crepe with creamy ricotta or mascarpone, sauteed pears and a drizzle of mugolio.
  • Use as a sauce for duck.

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More Info

Producer
Primitivizia
Country
Italy
Region
Trentino-Alto Adige
Size
100 milliliters

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Judith
Pine Syrup

I have tried this syrup. Very good, but there is also another one on the market Ion Syrup and same but larger bottle. It's UK, not sure if they deliver to USA. Pine syrup lovely with goats cheese and figs.

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Danielle
Recommended!!

The first time I saw this, I thought it sounded very unique but was hesitant to order based on the price compared to the amount in the bottle. However, I did order, and have since ordered a second bottle. It lasts longer than you'd expect since you only need a small drizzle when using it with cheese. I have also topped flavored pastas with ricotta and a drizzle of this syrup. I will need to try Sally's suggestion of drizzling over cheesecake!

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Love this product! very exotic

It's diverse and ads depth and interest to many dishes. Wonderful as a glaze for baked salmon.

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Anonymous
Highly Recommended

This Mugolio was the first thing I ever bought from Market Hall Foods, and it was such a success in my family that it inspired a Christmas tradition of always making sure to include a few items from MHF under the tree for my parents. We are all foodies in my family, and this was a fun and unusual treat that really was delicious and exceeded all our expectations. Mugolio single-handedly won us over in favor of MHF forever. Thanks!

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sally cameron
Magical Mugolio!

After reading the description on MHF I couldn't resist trying Mugolio. I love to find exotic, new and different ingredients. This magical syrup is sweet yet piney all at once. It's great on cheese as an appetizer (drizzle it over crostini smeared with goat cheese)at the beginning of a meal or serve as part of a cheese course at then end. And it's incredible over cheesecake! I wrote about it on my blog. http://www.sallycameron.com/category/recipees/desserts/

Thank you MHF!