This is truly a special product. The Fig Lozenge is a gem of the traditional Marche farmer's heritage, with a long and fascinating history. It's an authentic product made with sweet figs, almonds, walnuts, rum, and anise, all ground and wrapped in fig leaves (or food-grade paper if fig leaves are unavailable), shaping it into the characteristic lozenge form. It's a genuine delight that pairs perfectly with a spoonful of Sapa and a glass of Passito wine, for a gourmet end-of-meal experience.
- 120 g
Mencarelli - The art of Chocolate: From Marchigiana Tradition to the world
The Passion, Quality and The Creativity of Paolo in the Alta Vallesina's Heart
Mencarelli is a company born in Castelplanio (AN), founded on the artisanal wisdom and passion for chocolate of Paolo Mencarelli. The philosophy of the master chocolatier is deeply rooted in both family and Marche artisanal culture, which continually drives him in pursuit of perfection. This journey begins with a meticulous selection of raw materials, including cocoa sourced from South America and Madagascar, and extends to the use of innovative techniques to craft new pairings or reinterpret regional traditions, such as lonzino di fico. Mencarelli's products embody the excellence of the Marche region, grounded in artisanal culture, and are reimagined today thanks to the innovative spirit and creativity of enlightened entrepreneur-artisans like Paolo Mencarelli.
Mencarelli company is located in Castelplanio, in the heart of Alta Vallesina, a region deeply infused with authentic Marche tradition and renowned gastronomic excellence. In this setting, Paolo embarks on a quest for the finest cocoa, sourced from regions in South America and Madagascar, with a love and reverence for the land that mirrors the very essence of the Marche hills. Paolo hones his skills as a master chocolatier, driven by an unwavering desire to bring out the inherent goodness of the raw material, cocoa beans. The result is a series of fresh and unexpected pairings, as well as innovative reinterpretations of traditional combinations. Mencarelli's products include the highest-quality pralines and sweet delicacies made from pure chocolate, enriched with Mediterranean fragrances.