To Aterrana, the ancient and picturesque village nestled in the greenery of the Regional Park of Monti Picentini, near Montoro. For years we at the Giaquinto Farms Company have been committed to recovering, promoting and conveying the traditional aromas and taste of Irpinia.
Beekeeping is the company’s main activity, allowing us to produce honey, royal jelly, propolis and pollen with great nutritional and therapeutic qualities. Also much sought are our honey-toasted hazelnuts and almonds, jams and creams and various other specialties.
The company’s focus is the family farm, equipped for simple, but appreciable, rural hospitality. We also cultivate different varieties of seasonal fruits on the estate, including our popular chestnuts.
Visiting us can be an occasion for spending a whole day together in touch with nature.
Visiting us is not just a wonderful opportunity to sample beekeeping products. Giaquinto Farms Company is a collection of lands cultivated with walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, cherries, raspberries, figs, plums and many other seasonal delights. An inviting temptation for anyone wishing to sample the healthy and simple flavours of nature.
The family cottage is an oasis of tranquillity in harmony with the huge space surrounding it.
Enjoying Irpinian specialties at our store is a way of reconnecting with a past, which still lives in the recipes, flavours and aromas of farm traditions. Children can play and enjoy nature in the open spaces, discovering completely new and unexpected things. You can all immerse yourselves together in our craft production processes, observe the secret life of bees and learn to identify plants, flowers and trees.
A heady kaleidoscope of colour and intense sensations that transforms a day with us into an unforgettable experience.
We keep our bees according to the most modern beekeeping techniques, combining the craft of a typical small family-run business with compliance to the applicable legislation and consumer laws.
We monitor the work of our hardworking friends with care and commitment so as to obtain excellent honey, the marvellous work of nature that we, with humility and passion, indulge in every day. The final quality of the products is guaranteed partly by the environment we put our hives in. Our honey comes from the nature area of the Regional Park of Monti Picentini featuring meadows, woodlands and pastures, without any sources of environmental pollution, producing a delicate and fragrant nectar with numerous therapeutic properties.
The result is a limited production but diversified in terms of flavour and organoleptic properties to suit any taste and every different need.
This honey has the most popular features, like a generally liquid state, light amber colour, high sweetening power and a very delicate vanilla aroma and flavour.
Used primarily in beverages as it does not alter either their flavour or aroma, it is the small child's favourite for its sweetness and delicacy.
Excellent in desserts and paired with cheeses.
The features of this honey vary each year in relation to the bloom and depending on the climate. It is an amber honey, prized for its delicacy and freshness with a tendency to crystallise.
Once crystallised it spreads easily, which is why children love it. Ideal on bread, toasts or as a sweetener, generally it is suitable for preparing any recipe.
Dark amber with reddish tones, intense flavour and aroma and slightly bitter aftertaste, chestnut honey is increasingly popular among particular people who prefer strong flavours and generally do not like things too sweet.
It is great on bread and goes well with meat dishes and medium-aged cheeses like caciotta or aged cheese like parmesan.
Intense reddish colour and a very agreeable taste reminiscent of cherries with floral notes and a hint of almonds. Its texture is very pasty and it tends to crystallise slowly.
Cherry honey is great spread on bread or toasts or as a sweetener for hot drinks, and it is also excellent for numerous recipes.
Honeydew is a sugary secretion produced by various insects that feed on plant sap. Bees resort to this alternative source in areas or at times when flowering is scarce, manufacturing honeydew honey, which consequently differs from other honeys derived exclusively from the sugars contained in the nectar collected from flowers. Honeydew honey has many sensory characteristics and is dark, fragrant and dense. It is not too sweet and has a similar taste to caramel. It is among the most nutritious honeys, especially rich in minerals, polyphenols and antioxidants.
Pollen is considered a natural fortifier that stimulates the body and strengthens its defences. Innumerable benefits are associated to it.
It is available dried or fresh, to be stored in the freezer.
One teaspoonful should be taken before breakfast for a week, well chewed, to habituate the body and then the dose should be raised to a full tablespoon.
Similar to a slightly sour light cream, Royal Jelly is rich in proteins, carbohydrates, trace elements and vitamins and is considered an excellent food for children, senior citizens, students and athletes.
Store in a refrigerator between 0° and 5° C and take in the morning before breakfast by melting a teaspoon under the tongue.
It can be accompanied with a bit of honey to reduce the sourness.
Propolis is a resinous substance that bees produce from the buds of pines, firs and poplar trees enriched with other secretions rich in enzymes. For preventive use, take 15 or 20 drops twice daily diluted in liqueur, on a sugar cube or with a teaspoon of honey.
The dose may be increased to 20 or 25 drops. It is excellent for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, disinfectant and healing properties. For external use, just apply locally with a cotton ball.
The chestnut is one of the best known products of Irpinia and exported worldwide. From the most ancient times, the best chestnut qualities have been selected in our districts, best suited to the particular microclimate, and since antiquity, the process of harvesting and processing has remained unchanged.
When the fruit reaches the proper ripeness, the chestnuts are picked by hand and carefully selected according to size. The chestnuts are subjected to "sterilisation" by immersion in a tub of hot water and then move on to curing in a cold water tank where another selection is made of the best fruit, a process taking a few days that guarantees preservation of the product for several months.
Then the dripping, drying, brushing, and finally the packaging processes take place.
Chestnuts are used in cooking in the preparation of traditional soups and pastries and for creating creams, desserts and ice cream. Surely most people love roasted or boiled chestnuts and the fruits have numerous culinary uses once dried and ground into flour, which is gluten-free.
We work our land exclusively by implementing best practices, asking from nature nothing beyond what it can give generously. It's hard work performed with dedication, and provides satisfaction only through the appreciation of our loyal customers.
An incentive to keep on developing everything that is given to us so perfectly, because there is no limit to the creativity of combining the vast goodness of nature together.
That is how our specialties began: hazelnuts and almonds in honey, honey and eucalyptus candies, honey sesame brittle and finally sweets with propolis.
Hazelnuts in honey
The combination of fruits from the earth and the bees’ industriousness produces a delicacy: whole toasted hazelnuts dipped in acacia honey.
These are excellent for enjoying by spoon as well as for decorating cakes.
Almonds in Honey
Almonds in honey are also mainly consumed by spoon or used as a topping for desserts but a sweet tooth's imagination has no limits and will figure out new and unusual uses for this delicacy.
Honey and eucalyptus candies
A balsamic shell of eucalyptus with a sweet honey centre for a feeling of freshness and relaxation.
Packed in bags of 150 g.
Sesame brittle with honey
The contrast between the softness of honey and the crunch of sesame enlivens these delights appreciated by young and old.
Packed in bags of 100 g.
What better way to make an important moment even sweeter than with an excellent selection of Giaquinto Farm Company products. A specially structured package to satisfy the various aesthetic needs for each specific event: a wedding or a promise, a christening or communion, a birthday or an anniversary, nothing will be more appreciated than a classy cadeaux beautiful to the eye but also infinitely good in substance.
The Giaquinto Farms Company is located in Aterrana, at the foot of Monti Picentini, 1 Km from the exit to Montoro North from motorway E841 Avellino-Salerno.
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For information and contacts, call us at +39 347 8430539 (Ornella) or +39 393 1021885 (Antonio).
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