Elia Rossi produces this variety of honey in the mountains around the Lake Maggiore.
Erica honey is the broad term for honey produced from the Erica species of the heath and heather family, Ericaceae. This family includes many other honey plants, such as blueberries, ling heather, cranberries, rhododendrons, strawberry tree and sourwood trees. Erica plants are closely related to common heather, Calluna Vulgaris, the nectar source of what is known as ‘true’ Heather Honey.
Foodpairing: It’s ideal to have it with Erborinato cheeses such as Erborinato San Carlone or even Gorgonzola. Given the sweet flavour of the honey, it combines well with strong cheeses. It’s also used to make pies or cookies.
Properties: It is also used as a diuretic and disinfectant for the urinary tract.