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A selection of our favourite Piemontese biscuits including Torcetti, Masserini & Baci di Dama.
Piemonte (or Piedmont) is the second largest region of Italy, found in the north west of the country. Its largest city and the original capital of Italy is Turin, the bustling business and culture hub of northern Italy. Turin is filled with a mixture of 16th and 18th century renaissance, baroque and neo classical architecture. More up-to-date, it is also home to Juventus FC, one of Italy’s best football teams.
Moving away from the cities, Piedmont is known for its connection to the Alps. Almost half of the region is covered by mountains, making it one of Italy’s top skiing destinations. The geography of the region generates great agricultural farm land and it is best known for its grapes and wine production. Barolo and Barbaresco red wines are made from the Nebbiolo grape, and the sparkling Asti Spumante comes from the Moscato grape.
Besides wine, the region also produces a vast amount of Italian risotto rice. Arborio, Carnaroli and 11 other varieties of rice are grown in paddy fields, irrigated by river water.
BACI DI DAMA Hazelnut biscuits with a chocolate filling: Wheat flour, butter (milk), sugar, dark chocolate (sugar, cocoa paste, cocoa butter emulsifier: soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavour. Cocoa min. 52%), hazelnuts (17%), almonds (10%), honey, salt. PASTE DI MELEGA Biscuits with maize flour and honey: Wheat flour, sugar, butter (milk), corn flour (15%), eggs, honey (XX%), raising agent (disodium diphosphate, sodium bicarbonate, wheat starch), salt, natural lemon flavour. TEGOLE Biscuit thins with hazelnuts: Sugar, wheat flour, butter (milk), hazelnuts (17%), eggs, salt, natural lemon flavour. TORCETTI Crispy butter biscuits: Wheat flour, butter (milk) 29%, sugar, malted wheat flour, yeast, salt, vanilla flavour. MASSERINI Cocoa and hazelnut biscuits: Wheat flour, butter (milk), sugar, hazelnut paste (7%), eggs, cocoa (4.5%), raising agent (disodium diphosphate, sodium bicarbonate, wheat starch). POLENTINE Maize flour and butter biscuits: Maize flour (XX%), sugar, butter (milk), wheat flour, eggs, icing sugar (sugar, wheat flour), honey, salt, natural lemon flavour. ALLERGEN ADVICE For allergens see ingredients in bold. May also contain traces of other nuts.