It is round and gentle in name, but with a strong and decisive character in fact. Cultivated in the lands of the Langhe and Roero, a UNESCO heritage site since 2014, this hazelnut is universally appreciated for its strong aromaticity and nutritional properties. A snack with addictive goodness but, luckily for us, genuine and healthy. This amazing hazelnut grain is ideal for garnishing desserts or for sprinkling on risottos, pastas, quiches and timbales. A round and crunchy touch to finish many many preparations. An example? Pork filet in hazelnut crust, a dish we can call "godurioso" (great pleasure) in order not to slip into the realm of food-porn.
Mario, from the Bergese farm in Bra, has one unique mission: producing the hazelnuts he simply describes as "beautiful" whereas we consider them perfect. Hazelnuts with a sweet flavor and deep mineral notes, with a full and round taste with no bitterness and burnt tones. Mario doesn't want to be a pastry chef. He is a farmer and he has chosen to have his product remain "as close to the fields" as possible by processing it as little as possible: the Bergese hazelnuts are shelled and toasted unbroken or proposed in grains, as flour or cream, with no added ingredients. To close the loop, Mario announces triunphant: few years have been as successful in its hazelnut groves as the latter. Healthy hazelnuts, of the highest quality.It's nice to know that at least someone in 2020 did great!