Classic Almond Cantuccini Biscuits PGI
These traditional artisan Tuscan 'Cantucci' biscuits are light and crunchy and made with Italian almonds. Deseo Cantuccini are hand made, baked on a daily basis and without any type of preservative or indeed palm oil.
A typical Tuscan dessert, said to have been conceived originally in Prato, they are traditionally enjoyed dipped into sweet Vin Santo. They are also great with coffee or cappuccino and make a lovely gift.
PGI Status - What does it mean?
These Cantuccini have PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status which is awarded to a product originating in a specific place, region or country whose given quality, reputation or other characteristic is essentially attributable to its geographical origin and at least one of the production steps of which takes place in the defined geographical area.
Wheat flour, sugar, almonds, egg yolks, butter (milk), honey, raising agent (ammonium bicarbonate), natural flavours, sea salt.
In 1858 Antonio Mattei set up a business in Prato producing and selling the typical almond-flavoured 'Biscotti di Prato'. The results of his unique recipe gained immediate popularity and won prizes for high-quality bakery. The long established company of Antonio Mattei, now run by the Pandolfini family for three generations continues the tradition of 'Biscotti di Prato', and takes pride in being able to guarantee the flavour and fragrance of the original products.