Sicilian Pistachio

Today, pistachios grow around Bronte and Mount Etna in Eastern Sicily, as they have since the Middle Ages. The volcanic soil gives a beautiful intensity of flavour, and they are famed worldwide for their intense green colour. Perfect for Italian pastries and pistachio ice cream.

Choose pure Sicilian pistachio paste to stir through white chocolate ganache, whisk into custards for tarts and ice cream, or even flavour fresh tagliatelle. It is ultra-smooth and intensely green. Or try the sweet cream pistachio spread as an instant filling for macarons, or a dreamy treat on crusty bread.

Pure Sicilian Pistachio Paste
180g £12.95
Sweet Sicilian Pistachio Spread
100g £5.95
Sicilian Pistachio Flour
£11.50
Sweet Sicilian Pistachio Cream 1kg
£34.95

 


 

Bronte DOP Pistachio Paste

Even more specifically regional are Bronte Pistachios DOP, with a Protected Designation of Origin. They are called Sicily’s Green Gold, and there’s a reason for it. If you’d like Sicilian pistachios on your menu, this is the ultimate ingredient.

Every two years around Autumn, the entire village of Bronte (near Mount Etna) goes down to pick and shell the magical fruit, one by one. Once the harvest is finished, the final product is a bright green to violet-red coloured nut, with a particularly sweet and fragrant flavour.

Bronte DOP Pistachio Paste 1kg
£74.95

Piedmont in northwest Italy produces some of the best hazelnuts in the world. The hazelnuts are protected by Piemonte IGP status. The smaller number of trees per hectare, and fruits allowed to ripen on the tree give nuts a richer flavour and ultra crisp kernel.

Vacuum packed and sent quickly to us in London, the nuts are beautifully fresh. Eat alone or in salads for their fabulous flavour, bite and high Vitamin E and oleic acid content. They are also famously an ingredient in chocolate-hazelnut gianduja spread and confectionery.

Pure Piemonte Hazelnut Paste
180g £6.50
Roasted Piemonte IGP Hazelnuts
£5.95
Piemonte Hazelnut Gianduja Spread
200g £6.95
Italian Hazelnut Gianduja Paste 1kg
£25.00