Il Colle del Gusto's Noccioliva is an artisanal form of Nutella that is lighter, glossier and more aromatic. With a high hazelnut content of 38%, it is made using local, high-quality roasted nuts from Italy, which have a toasty, buttery flavor, light sweetness and earthy depth. The use of 100% organic extra-virgin olive oil in this creamy spread, from the Sabine Hills northeast of Rome, lends a lustrous, glossy sheen and has a cleaner taste than the heavy palm oil that other brands use; it also gives the dessert paste a luscious consistency that is far superior to cloying Nutella. Noccioliva doesn't taste noticeably of olive oil, either; rather, its fruity notes enhance those same qualities in the chocolate. The addition of floral-scented vanilla rounds out the earthy hazelnuts and bittersweet chocolate for a complexly flavored product.
We trust Il Colle Del Gusto’s dessert expertise. Co-founder Antonio della Corte was creating sweet mixes in gelato and pastry shops before joining forces in 2012 with Anna Maria Conti, who produced fruity extra-virgin olive oil of the highest quality from her farm. They started by selling a line of spreads at farmers markets around Rome, among them Noccioliva, and the rest is history.
Use Noccioliva as a delightful creamy addition to most any dessert. The olive oil in Il Colle Del Gusto’s product makes it especially easy to incorporate into pastry cream, whipped cream or any ice cream or custard base. We also swirl it into cheesecakes, brownies or breads. Or whisk together an equal amount with hot cream for fondue and serve with sliced pears, strawberries and crunchy cookies like our Catalan Biscotti. For more nutty richness, try ½ cup chocolate and Noccioliva in place of the bittersweet chocolate in our Chocolate-Hazelnut Crostata. We also love the aromatic combination of chocolate and hazelnuts for breakfast. Spread Noccioliva on a crepe as the French do, or slather on toast, pancakes or waffles and top with fresh sliced fruit. Blend with Greek yogurt, bananas, ice and your milk of choice for easy breakfast smoothies. Or swirl some into your breakfast oatmeal, especially nutty steel-cut oats.
Net Weight: 250 grams
Ingredients: Hazelnuts, sugar, extra-virgin olive oil, rice flour, cocoa, vanilla, sunflower lecithin (as emulsifier)
Allergens: Gluten- and dairy-free
Place of Origin: Italy