Product type: Natural product
Region of origin: Valle d'Aosta
Category: Traditional food product (art.8, D.L.30-04-98, n.173)Price: Low
From the different mountain environment that characterize the spectacular flowering of the meadows, pastures and woods, originates the Valle d'Aosta honey. This italian typical product is worked according to the ancient mehods and is not subjected to any heat treatment so it mantains its organoleptics properties.
There are many varieties of honey produced in this region:
- rhododendron honey, clear, delicate and with a tendence to finely crystallize; it is ideal to be eaten alone or with rye bread and butter, or to sweeten tea;
- the chestnut tea, darker and with a bitter aftertaste, goes well with long aging cheese or boiled chestnuts;
- the dandelion honey, deep yellow, is sweet and has a popular ammonia aftertaste;
- the lime honey, pure and pale amber, gives off a menty aftertaste;
- honeydew honey, that is dark and fruity;
- the mountain wildflower honey, which is rich in nectar essences that characterize color and flavor intensity.
The protection of this product is entrusted to the Valle d'Aosta Consortium of bees and the marketing is managed by the Cooperative Miel du Val d'Aoste and by the beekeepers themselves.
The last sunday of October (23-25 October) the town of Chatillon becomes the capital of Valle d'Aosta honey, hosting the festival dedicated to this delicious food and its derivatives. The event each year attracts so many visitors. At the same time it also takes place the statement of the tools used by the producers over the years. To come in Italy and taste this delicacies, visit our partner site Leibtour and you will be assisted by a travel agent to book your room here in Valle d'Aosta.
See the video about the Valle d'Aosta honey HERE