Cassata Siciliana

Cassata Siciliana

What's the flavour of a Sicilian summer? Our answer is this flavour, the gelato version of that most classic of Sicilian desserts made with ricotta and candied fruit. We buy fresh sheep's milk ricotta from a small dairy and add to this very special "fior di ricotta", Sicilian almonds and three different types of candied fruit: citron, lemon and orange. Fresh and Mediterranean, you won't be disappointed!

PIZZUTA D’AVOLA ALMOND

PIZZUTA D’AVOLA ALMOND

Almonds have always been an essential ingredient in Italian confectionary. Literary texts in all the countries of the Mediterranean refer extensively to these nuts, which have been cultivated since ancient times and are generally processed with honey, milk and fresh or dried fruit. Almonds are harvested by beating the branches of the almond tree with long rods, in the period between July and August, causing the nuts to fall onto large sheets spread on the ground. There are several almond cultivars, but the most popular is the famous Pizzuta d'Avola. Cultivated in the areas surrounding the town of Noto, the Pizzuta d'Avola is also the most widely used almond in the local confectionery industry, since it has a slightly bitter taste that is ideal for balancing out the sometimes cloying sweetness of candy.

CANDIED CEDAR, LEMON AND ORANGE

CANDIED CEDAR, LEMON AND ORANGE

Candying is a confectioning process through which the pieces of fruit, by being dipped repeatedly and for a long time in a sugar solution, are imbued with a considerable amount of syrup formed by osmosis with the water itself. Sugar, then, replaces water and when it dries out, it hardens giving the fruit shape, concentrated fragrance and greater hardness. For this flavor, we turn to the best professionals for the candying of the noblest citrus fruits: lemon, citron and orange, once again in full compliance with the best Sicilian tradition.

FRESH RICOTTA MADE WITH SHEEP'S MILK

FRESH RICOTTA MADE WITH SHEEP'S MILK

We use this ricotta, obtained from the serum of sheep's milk, in compliance with the best Sicilian tradition. We assure you that it was not easy to find it fresh and with a quality capable of satisfying our expectations, but in the end we did it and today we can offer our customers a Sicilian Cassata with real ricotta made from sheep's milk (which is very rare in the gelato world) and lightly toasted Sicilian almonds.

 
NUTRITIONAL FACTS

Nutritional facts/100g

Calories0 Kj
0 Kcal
Total fat0 g
   saturated fat0 g
Total carbohydrate0 g
   sugars0 g
Protein0 g
Salt0 g

INGREDIENTS (click here)


Grom guarantees its customers, as evident in this ingredients list, the absence of the following additives in our gelato and in its ingredients: emulsifiers, colors, flavouring, preservatives.