Collected from chestnut trees growing at 500 to 900 meters above sea level at the base of the mountains near Pont St. Martin, this honey is cultivated in the border area between the Piedmont and the Valle d’Aosta. As is typical of chestnut honeys, it boasts an assertive bitterness (with notes of licorice and smoke) to the finish as a counterpoint to its sweetness; with a dark color and robust flavor that is outstanding in game marinades and married to richly flavored cheeses. It is the boldest honey in our portfolio; a stellar chestnut honey with legions of devout followers.
Mario Bianco performed his artistry with his crew of bees in the town of Caluso, located in the northwestern part of the Piedmont, approximately 45 minutes north of Turin. From that vantage point in the Alpine foothills, Bianco and his team of flying assistants worked the flowering patterns of the local flora to produce an extraordinary variety of honeys. Sadly, Mario Bianco, our dear friend, guide and spiritual counselor, died in a tragic automobile accident at an age far too young. His work is carried on with equal fervor and talent by his son, Andrea Bianco.