Miel di rasabèch (Rododendro)

Miel di rasabèch, also known as Rhododendron honey, is a unique and delicious honey variety that can be found in the Trento region of Italy. This particular honey is produced from the nectar of the rhododendron flowers, which grow abundantly in the alpine meadows of Trento. The towns and communes where this honey can be found include Val di Fiemme, Val di Fassa, and Primiero.

In Val di Fiemme, you can find Miel di rasabèch at the local honey shop called “Apicoltura Val di Fiemme.” This shop offers a wide range of honey products, including the famous Rhododendron honey. In Val di Fassa, the “Miele di Fassa” store is a great place to find this unique honey variety. They specialize in local honey products, and Miel di rasabèch is one of their specialties. In Primiero, the “Apicoltura Primiero” shop is known for its high-quality honey, including the Rhododendron honey.

One popular recipe that incorporates Miel di rasabèch is the Rhododendron Honey Cake. This cake is made with a combination of flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and a generous amount of Rhododendron honey. The honey adds a distinct floral flavor to the cake, making it a delightful treat. Another recipe is the Rhododendron Honey Glazed Salmon. This dish combines the sweetness of the honey with the savory flavors of salmon, creating a unique and delicious flavor profile.

Miel di rasabèch has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its authenticity and traditional production methods. The specifications of this recognition include:

– The honey must be produced from the nectar of rhododendron flowers.
– The production must take place in the Trento region.
– The honey must be processed using traditional methods, without the addition of any artificial additives or preservatives.

Sources:
– “Apicoltura Val di Fiemme” – www.apicolturavaldifiemme.it
– “Miele di Fassa” – www.mieledifassa.it
– “Apicoltura Primiero” – www.apicolturaprimiero.it