Laurissilva Cloud Forest Raw Honey from the Island of Madeira 500g
The last remaining Laurissilva cloud forest of ancient Europe still exists on the island of Madeira. A living breathing vestige of earths ancient past. It is a sub-tropical paradise full of scented flowering plants, and pre-historic laurel forest as well as other plants indigenous to southern Europe.
This is a magical honey made by bees working in beehives sitting on the edge of the village of Sao Vicente on the wild green North Shore of Madeira.
This honey is raw and unheated, dark and rich with a real complexity of flavour. You can taste both the fruity notes of tropical plants like passion flowers as well as dark earthy malty flavours which combine together beautifully creating a well rounded unusual and very moreish honey. It is also slightly more fructose than glucose so like all honey it will slowly crystallize, albeit over a matter of several months.
We are lucky to be able to bring this honey to you as it is scarce, expensive and very hard to come by and has to be shipped from this outlying Portuguese island archipelago.
This honey is from a small scale artisan producer with a very limited production and you are very unlikely to find it anywhere else. Every batch throughout the year is distinctly different, we have tried to select the very best from this artisan producer, Mr Viera.
We think it is a little bit special and worth the effort we hope you do as well.