Tasting Notes: Rich, dark-amber color with notes of smoke, leather, spice, and angostura bitters.
Our Raw Chestnut Honey comes from the Piedmont region of Italy and is very high in minerals and antioxidants. As the tasting notes imply, this smoky, leathery honey is perfect for fans of whiskey or Lapsang Souchong. You may notice a slight hint of bitters on the finish with this honey, making it the ideal cheese board honey to pair with aged cheeses.
Chestnut Honey is made of both nectar and honeydew (the sweet, sticky dew aphids leave behind on trees), making it a contender for "healthiest honey", along with other honeydew honeys like our Italian Black Forest Honey. Chestnut Honey also has a relatively high fructose content, making this honey slow to crystallize.
Using Your Raw Chestnut Honey
Our Italian Chestnut Honey is an incredible addition to any cheese board, especially with pecorino and fresh pears, or a ripe Brie. We also recommend trying it drizzled over rustic bread with good butter for a breakfast like no other!
For recipes using this honey, check out our blog article: 6 Recipe Free Snacks with Honey.
Natural raw honey has the seemingly magical capability of spontaneously "setting" or crystallizing. Each honey will crystallize at a different rate based on the sugar and water composition. With its wonderful texture and more concentrated flavor, we recommend crystallized honey as a delicious spread over toast! If liquid honey suits you better, simply heat a warm water bath to 100 degrees and remove the pan from the heat. Submerge your jar with the cap removed and allow to stand 20-30 minutes. It will be ready to pour again! An uncertain amount of time will pass before the honey may need de-crystallization again, and then simply repeat these steps as needed.