a family affair
"With passion since 1879"
Our company is committed to bringing quality and tradition to our customers, giving a voice, by way of our products, to the region that welcomed us a century and a half ago.
Protected Designation of Origin
-DOP- Roman hazelnut
"Our greatest treasure"
In Lazio, the cultivation of hazelnut trees has ancient origins. The existence of the Tonda Gentile variety in the region dates back to pre-Roman times, while evidence shows it has been cultivated since the 15th century. The consumption of this delicious dried fruit became widespread in the following century, even enriching papal banquets. In the history of the Roman Carnival, ‘nocchie’ are mentioned as a favourite food of Pope Leo X. The reputation of the Roman hazelnut grew over time, reaching its peak in the 20th century, when it managed to carve out a space of its own in the agri-food market, primarily as a basic ingredient in confectionery products.
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Protected Designation of Origin – PDO – Roman Hazelnut
The PDO certification refers to the fruit of the Corylus Avellana cultivar Tonda Gentile Romana species, Nocchione and any combinations of which are present in at least 90% of the products. A maximum of 10% of the Tonda di Giffoni and Barrettona cultivars are permitted. The Tonda Gentile Romana that characterises our hazelnuts has a firm, crunchy texture with a delicate and distinctive flavour.