Thistle Honey is a typical and almost unique honey from Sardinia region, in Italy.
Thistle is a plant that belongs to the same family of the artichoke, long shaped like a celery. It grows wildly and spontaneously on the Sardinian lands. One of its peculiar characteristics is the flower itself. A round shaped sprout, surrounded by thorns, from which a lilac flower blooms.
The sugary scent and the wonderful color are able to attract bees, which extract nectar and pollen and transform into an unique honey.
A light amber fluid with golden shades, lovely sweet and with flowery scent. Thistle honey is often used to contrast strong flavors, heavy dishes and medium aged cheeses, thanks to its digestive properties.
Prevailing pollens and nectars guarantee by producer:
Thistle Galactites tomentosa Moench, erba viperina, heather.
The net weight in the glass pot is standard 250 g.
- Taste: quite intense, typical, sweet, lightly bitter.
- Scent: delicate, fresh, reminds the saltiness of the seaside.
- Outer appearance: amber color with golden shades when liquid, it crystallizes quite slowly, and when it does it’s an homogeneous crystallization, and it seems to be made of gold.
Our suggestion for:
- Food pairings: a good pairing is with medium aged cheeses like Tabaccaio, but you can also taste it on top of ice creams, fruit salad, yogurt and pannacotta. Ideal also to sweeten and flavor cakes. We suggest a tasting with sharp blue cheese and and smoked cold cuts. Nevertheless, it is extremely good as it is!
How to prepare for serving: at room temperature add a table spoon of Thistle honey to one of the food pairing suggestion. Whether the honey has crystallized, let water bath for 10 minutes at 50°C.