the aroma of orange blossoms characterize this honey, along with the notes of honeysuckle, hawthorn and yellow melon. pleasantly sweet to the palate, with floral notes that can develop into lightly fruited notes, inviting additional tastes. the compound responsible for the distinctive orange blossom aroma is methylantranilate, and the amount of it present in the honey varies depending on the place of origin.
accompaniments: its characteristic acidity and floral notes make it ideal for use in pastry making: pastiera with wheat, fried dough concoctions and citrus compotes, a good match for savory dishes, with squash flower or spring vegetable frittatas, in marinades for raw fish.
in the kitchen
with extra virgin olive oil and lemon for salads and crudités
“A noble ingredient” to be used in all culinary preparations, traditional as well as innovative.
Andrea Paternoster’s dream is to capture the unique essence of each variety of flower. A nomadic beekeeper, Andrea travels with his bees throughout Italy, carefully following the flowering seasons of dozens of different types of flowers, to produce a beautiful variety of monofloral honeys whose flavors capture the essence and uniqueness of each flower. Key to his art is being in harmony with the bees and his ability to follow the natural cycles and the myriad of blossoms as they play out along the Italian peninsula’s climatic and geographical differences.
Mieli Thun Monofloral Honeys are produced without pasteurization or additives. In this way Andrea is able to capture the pure fragrance and flavor of each flower species in the respective honey.