Honey is a natural food that has always been present in our diet, delicious on its own but also used as an ingredient in dishes, desserts or combined with cheese. Discover with us how to taste honey!
Man has always consumed honey, a simple and natural food that is eaten without making any changes.
This extraordinary food is produced by bees using nectar and honeydew.
Nectar is a liquid rich in water that plants produce precisely to encourage pollination, thanks to its ability to attract insects. The pollen, being attached to their body, is transported from flower to flower.
Honeydew is a sugary substance, the sap produced by the plant that is assimilated by the insects that feed on it.
The main varieties of honey are also distinguished according to the method of production or extraction:
Each honey represents the result of the combination of the multiple interactions between bees and the botanical varieties characteristic of a specific environment.
The particular vegetation in which the bees live, the flowers that bloom and the climate determine the production of different and always unique honeys, which contain all the characteristics of the environment in which it was created.
Since these combinations are unlimited, honeys can be really many. Here is a list of the best Italian honeys:
If you want to understand how to taste honey you have to refer to the tasting methodology defined by Michel Gonnet in the mid-seventies.
The National Register of Experts in Sensory Honey Analysis also refers to the Gonnet methodology and theorizes the correct procedure for tasting honey:
When you taste more varieties of honey it is advisable to restore the olfactory-gustatory sensitivity by eating a slightly acidic and astringent apple slice or drinking a sip of water.
If you want to know all the secrets of this incredible food and find out how to taste honey, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort where our honey tasting course will reveal you every secret!
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