Antonio's Rosemary has always been the best Rosemary we could get. This batch is even better. In fact, it is exceptional, so good it won the top Platnium award in the London Honey Awards.
Antonio's raw organic rosemary honey has a light and subtle flavour of rosemary, very delicate yet quite sweet with a soft floral note. It is the most popular honey in Spain.
More on the flavour: This is a very light and pleasant herb flower honey, it has a creamy floral taste with a noticeable hint of rosemary in the flavour. It comes from the bees feeding on small flowers on the Mediterranean rosemary plant and is quite different from the tree honey which comes from sap. This honey tends to be very mild and subtle and sets quicker than others.
Colour - This particular honey is a pale orangey yellow colour when runny (shown in the image with the honey dipper) turning a light creamy yellow when set or crystallised.
More Rosemary Honey Facts: Rosemary honey tends to be a very light honey with a mild flavour, it has been a prized honey throughout history from the Romans to the French monks who would collect and store it.
Where does the honey come from? This variety of rosemary honey comes It comes from Patones – which is in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range in Northern Spain – an area with perfect conditions for Rosemary.
What about the plant the honey comes from? The herb is an evergreen plant growing up to 2 metres in height. You see it everywhere on the wild hillsides in Spain in March. Rosemary. It is also known as romero in Spanish, which means dew of the sea when translated from Latin as it would often be found by the sea boasting beautiful blue flowers.
Common Uses: Rosemary honey is particularly good to use in salad dressings.
Who produces the honey? The bees of Antonio Simone, a 4th generation beekeeper who takes pride in producing honey in a traditional way without adding or taking away anything. Antonio's hives are mainly based in the mountain ranges of north of Madrid. His beekeeping practices and the land he has his hives on have been certified as organic by the Committee of Organic Agriculture in Madrid
What our Customers Say
I was born by the Mediterranean Sea and we had big rosemary bushes in the garden. We use rosemary to cook too. Rosemary-bees and honey is part of me. My first order was eclectic because I wanted to try what was on offer. My second order included 3 rosemary honey jars because I just loved it. I believe in food synergy and use honey for breakfast on organic honey with 2 tablespoons of chia seeds. The honey was luscious, thick and addictive. It is now part of my morning. Marzia
My first experience of truly delicious honey occurred when I was 18 and taking a gap year before starting university. During this time, I spent 6 weeks on Crete and had raw honey and yoghurt every day. It was extraordinary - fragrant and complex, unlike any honey I'd had before. I have tried many honeys' since and your Rosemary honey comes closest. It tastes of dry, hot sunshine and Rosemary tinged sweetness. Kelly
The rosemary honey is my favourite firstly because of the wonderful flavour. It evokes happy memories of living in Spain; warmth, sun and the enormous rosemary bush that lived outside our kitchen window. We would watch the bees merrily pollenating and wonder what it would taste like. Now we know!! Izzy
Please know that raw honey does crystalise and this is a natural process that occurs mainly due to the natural glucose in raw honey. For more information on why honey sets visit this article and for a more scientific explanation go to wikipedia.
About Us - Here at The Raw Honey Shop we take honey very seriously and we believe honey should be RAW, unpasteurised and 100% natural. Since 2008 we've been introducing our customers to a whole new world of pure all natural unpasteurised raw honey. With a product catalogue consisting of over 30 different raw and organic honeys we have a variety to suit all tastes.
Thank you for visiting our shop and we look forward to introducing you to a world of raw, pure and truly wonderful natural honey, the way the bees would want it!
*Product photo is representative of this product. Honey colour and texture may vary depending on the season and level of crystalisation. Please check the product title and description for accurate contents. Please note that we are currently reprinting labels and the label on your jar may differ from the photo. In addition the video of the honey shows a 1kg jar not the 970g jar which is being sold*
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