Alta Langa Hazelnuts

The hazelnut is an Italian icon. From gelato, to chocolate, to biscotti, the hazelnut has played a pivotal role in defining much of the Italian pastry kitchen. The hazelnuts that we import are the exact same hazelnuts that Marco Colzani sources for his world-renowned chocolate hazelnut spread. The name of our hazelnut producer is Terra delle Nocciole and they are located in…

Piemontese Hazelnuts in The Wall Street Journal

Alta Langa Hazelnuts are front and center in the Bits and Bites column of the Wall Street Journal! Gabriella Gershenson advises that these Piemontese Hazelnuts will “make an impression wherever you put them, whether in cookies, in tarts or directly int your mouth.” That’s because, as she explains, these hazelnuts are from the “mountainous Alta…

Something you should know about our hazelnuts.

Alta Langa Hazelnuts. We promised you something nutty and here it is. These are Alta Langa Hazelnuts, they are the most famous hazelnuts in the world. They have inspired so many pastry chefs throughout time (think gianduja) and they are a go-to essential for nut-hungry snackers. These hazelnuts are never picked, they are gathered. There’s no scientific formula…

Alta Langa Hazelnuts Arrive to the USA

We have a new producer in the Gustiamo family! Everyone, meet Terra delle Nocciole. This is Giorgio. He makes our Alta Langa Hazelnuts from Piemonte. He is a young farmer in Cravanzana in the Langhe area of Piemonte. He and his two childhood friends Marco and Marco (yes, both named Marco) work together to grow,…

The first rule of Hazelnut Harvest. Do not Harvest the Hazelnuts.

Do not harvest the hazelnuts. That’s right, in Piemonte you don’t harvest, you gather. A good Piemontese hazelnut farmer would never pick the hazelnuts from the tree. Luckily we have a good Piemontese hazelnut farmer. Actually, we have three: Marco, Marco, and Giorgio from Terra delle Nocciole in Alta Langa, Piemonte. On our recent visit…

What’s in a Name: Alta Langa Hazelnuts

The most iconic hazelnuts in the world come from Italy. They come from Piemonte’s micro-area, Alta Langa. These hazelnuts are the most perfectly formed and flavorful hazelnuts on the planet. Ok great. So, what is the name of these hazelnuts? Ha! Well, that is more complicated than you would think. Colloquially they are known as…

Fudgy Chocolate-Hazelnut Brownies

This brownie recipe celebrates the chocolate creations of Marco Colzani. These are fantastically fudgy brownies made with his dark chocolate and chocolate hazelnut spread. This recipe also uses real hazelnuts from Piemonte, the same hazelnuts that Marco uses in his chocolate hazelnut spread.