IN HONOR OF THE 153RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNION OF ITALY
Fiordilatte with Sardinian ricotta, candied black cherries and pistachio
The green: pistachio
To represent the green of our national flag, we chose to use pistachios: the ancient Middle Eastern fruit, actively grown today in Turkey, Iran and Syria. Countries in which the areas dedicated to this cultivation are so diverse and numerous that constant research and traveling is required to find the most current and best strains. We chose to use pieces of freshly-toasted pistachios, to give a crispy and soft, slightly bitter tone to the flavor of the month.
The white: Sardinian sheep ricotta
We chose to use ricotta for the white third of the flag’s tricolor. In the lands of Sardinia, we discovered a dairy factory that makes for us a ricotta that has a strong and lasting taste, and does not have the typical raw aromas that characterize this dairy product when it is not properly prepared.
The red: candied cherries
We chose candied black cherries, with their slightly acidic and enjoyable taste, to represent the red of our tricolor. Although we are patriotic and full of Italian spirit, we are hesitant in trusting fruits that are too red: the bright hues are often the result of a sulfur-dioxide bath; a treatment which leads to the discoloration and then re-intensification of the fruits’ color through the use of artificial colorings and preservatives. The cherries made for Grom by Agrimontana do not undergo this process, but are candied in their own juice, to which cane sugar is added - maintaining their natural amaranth color.
In honor of the 153rd anniversary of the Union of Italy… and of Brazil 2014!
With which flavor do YOU choose to represent your favorite team? The green of crema di Grom and pistacchio cream for Brazil? Extranoir cioccolato, fragola and mango for Germany? Tweet us your suggestions with the hashtag #grommatchthematch. May the most delicious win!