Miele di Melata is not a blossom honey, but the collection of excretions from the spruce trees that bees turn into a thick, dark-colored syrup. It looks like molasses and tastes balsamic.
We particularly like Miele di Melata produced by Apicoltura Silvio Moritz Fuochi, a small apicolture farm located in Montespertoli, near Florence. Their Miele di Melata is a dark reddish color with a subtle bitter flavor and a nutty aroma. It pairs well with tangy cheeses, such as gorgonzola and castelmagno.