Asphodel Honey is a precious variety of monofloral honey, from the namesake plant, typical of Sardinia region.
Asphodel is a spontaneous and evergreen plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family, also known in Italian as porraccio, with tuberous roots, linear leaves and whitish flowers in racemes. Once, in ancient Greece, it was associated to the image of the afterlife.
Being these plants very rustic and resistant to adverse conditions, especially in Sardinia, they bloom throughout March and mid-April, they embellish the landscape, are visited by bees, especially if other flowers are scarce due to weather conditions.
Asphodel honey is recognizable for its much lighter color than normal, almost crystalline. As for the flavor, it is very delicate and refined, but at the same time sweet and intense, with a vanilla aftertaste with a sour note. The scent recalls citrus tones of almond blossom. In Sardinia, it is widely used in the traditional cuisine, especially in desserts, in gala dinners and for the preparation of haute cuisine desserts.
Prevailing pollens and nectars guarantee by producer:
Asphodelus and Trifolium repens.
The net weight in the glass pot is standard 100 g, 250 g or 500 g.
- Taste: delicate, fine balanced by a good acidity, aromatic.
- Scent: delicate, flowery, reminds almonds, quite persistent.
- Appearance: light yellow color. It crystallizes quite fast, and when it does it’s an homogeneous crystallization, with some white marble stripes.
Our suggestion for:
- Food pairings: a good pairing is with some semi-aged cheeses or aromatic cheese. Thanks to its sweetness, Citrus honey is able to balance these extreme tastes. Furthermore, you can also taste it on top of ice creams, fruit salad, yogurt and pannacotta, and to sweeten bake products.
How to prepare for serving: at room temperature add a table spoon of Asphodel honey to one of the food pairing suggestion. Whether the honey has crystallized, let water bath for 10 minutes at 50°C.