At La Petraia we produce several different varietal honeys from 7 hives of bees. The different varieties vary from year to year. We almost always have some millefiori (1000 flower) honey. This honey is a golden colour and it has a very delicate flavour.
It is an excellent component in fruit based dessert and is also good with the local fresh pecorino or drizzled over some fresh sheep’s milk ricotta. It is sublime in this simple lemon dessert. A Tuscan beekeeper’s take on an old fashioned English Posset, this simple cream uses honey instead of sugar to great effect. The lemon juice thickens the cream to custard like consistency without the addition of eggs or gelatin. .