Cantucci e Vin Santo

£24.95 £19.95

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Product Code: X91402

Our cantucci are made in a hilltop village in Toscana. The cantucci are made to a hundred-year-old recipe. The bakery overlooks the vineyards where the grapes for our Vin Santo are grown. When they’re pressed, the wine is matured in barrels for five years. & the cantucci are the perfect shape for dipping into your glass of Vin Santo! The biscotti are made in the same tiny bakery, on a cobbled street, in Montalcino as they were 100 years ago.

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Tuscany

Tuscany (Toscana in Italian) is a central region of Italy known for its beautiful scenery, dedication to the arts, architecture and being the birthplace of the Renaissance. It is a hilly - and in places mountainous - region, but the plains of the Arno river produce an abundance of grains, olives and wheat.
Truffles from Tuscany are regarded as some of the best in the world for their distinctive pungent smell and taste. They used to be sniffed out by trained pigs (known as 'truffle hogs') but they were banned in the 1980’s because of their tendency to damage the delicate truffles in their enthusiasm.
Tuscans are particularly keen on their bread, and many a meal starts with a simple bruschetta (known as fettunta in Florence): a freshly toasted slice of Tuscan bread, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with a green olive oil and sparingly sprinkled with salt. Any leftover bread is put to good use, such as in panzanella, a bread and tomato summer salad, or ribolita, a bread soup usually made by reheating old minestrone and adding stale bread (the name means 'boiled twice').
Last but by no means least, Tuscany grows very some good grapes. It is home to some of the world's greatest wine regions: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano amongst others. It is also known for the dessert wine Vin Santo.

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Tuscany

Ingredients

Box Contains:
1 x Vin santo 37.5cl
1 x Honey & Almond Cantucci 300g
WHEAT flour type '0', sugar, ALMONDS, EGGS, honey 7%, raising agent (disodium diphosphate E450i, soda bicarbonate E500ii, WHEAT starch, calcium carbonate E170i), natural flavourings, ammonium bicarbonate, salt. Allergy advice: for allergens, see ingredients in BOLD. May contain traces of MILK, PEANUTS, SESAME, LUPINS, SOYA and other NUTS. Store airtight in a cool, dry place.

How to use

This classic pairing is ideal for couples and dedicated Italian food followers with an interest in the history of wine production.

Black Olive and Caper Paste 180g

£4.50

This Calabrian black olive paste has the addition of capers. It is delicious spread on crostini and also works well as a pasta sauce.

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