This honey is known for its extremely bitter taste and this is why not it is not appreciated and loved by all. Nevertheless, thanks to these characteristics, it can be an excellent accompaniment to cheeses.
Castanea sativa Miller – Fam. Fagaceae
Collected in Arezzo’s forests.
It has an irregular and slow crystallization process. The colour is amber tending to red glares, but it turns to deep brown when completely crystallized.
Intense, aromatic and bitter scent. Particular and complex, it reminds of dry wood.
Not particularly sweet, it leaves a definitely bitter aftertaste. The scent is intense and can leave a tannic impression on the palate with an astringent sensation.
It is well known that the main property of chestnut honey is that of being an excellent disinfectant of the urinary tract. It helps body sweating and the cough up process. Highly recommended for any problem of blood circulation, it can also help anemic and fatigued subjects.
Honey availability is not assured every year and/or all the year round due to the natural variability of its production. Beware of those who offer honey every year for twelve months. We are not an industry, we are farmers and we are tightly connected to Mother Nature and its seasons.