Honey and bees from the Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre honey is the product of an uncontaminated environment free from chemical conditioning, an oasis where the force of nature is integrated with the manual work of man manifested by the imposing dry stone walls.
Lucchi & Guastalli bees operate in the sun without being disturbed by human activities, only taking shelter in the hive when the sea winds that are sometimes too strong make flight difficult.
We, at Cinque Terre Riviera, are so proud to offer our customers this unique product in three different tastes
Honey made from Acacia Flowers, from Chestnut flowers and from Heather Flowers
Heather Honey: it is produced in late April – early May, when the Erica arborea whitens the Cinque Terre with its characteristic flowering.
This honey quickly solidifies into medium-fine-grained crystals, taking on a typical dense and opaque appearance.
Our Tips: amber in color with orange tones, a caramelised scent and a characteristic taste of “toffee”, it goes well with savoury cheeses, such as Stagionato di Varese Ligure, San Stè dell’Aveto, goat and sheep Tome.
Acacia Honey: it is produced in late May – early June, when the locust trees spread their white flowering clusters. It is probably the most sought-after honey, which can remain in liquid state for a very long time due to the speed of very low crystallisation.
It has a typical straw yellow colour, with a delicate scent of flowers and vanilla and a sweet taste with an imperceptibly bitter aftertaste
Our Tips: goes well with Parmigiano Reggiano and Fossa cheeses, but is perfect for sweetening milk, coffee and drinks in general.
Chestnut Honey: it is produced at the end of July, when the chestnut trees in the high woods that overlook the vineyards and olive groves bloom.
It is a rather liquid honey, which hardly crystallises, due to the greater presence of fructose than glucose. In case of crystallisation, this occurs slowly and not always homogeneously.
Very intense brown in color sometimes tending to black, it has a strong and penetrating perfume, floral and balsamic, aromatic and woody.
Our Tips: the taste reflects its scent, bitter and incisive, and goes well with strong flavours. It is ideal with meats, game and aged cheeses, dishes with a slightly smoky flavour.