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Marqués de Valdueza Wildflower Honey

This raw Wildflower Honey from Extremadura, Spain, has an intoxicating aroma that is somewhere between honey and caramel sauce and a flavor bordering on butterscotch. Deep amber in color with exceptional clarity, it is rich and sweet, almost creamy, yet not cloying. The "wildflowers" that the bees pollinate are actually herbs such as rosemary, thyme and lavender, which produce deeper, warmer undertones than conventional honey. The estate of Marques de Valdueza—which has been keeping bees since 1624—only grows organic produce that isn't treated with pesticides, so you can be sure that this small-batch honey comes from organic nectar. The company emphasizes high-quality production over high volume, so its honeys are in limited supply but worth getting your hands on: They're raw, with a fuller flavor than with supermarket varieties.

Use this honey on its own as a sauce over ice cream or any other creamy dessert. On the savory side, its bolder flavor can stand up to cooking and other strong flavors. Try it in our Cauliflower with Smoked Paprika, Honey and Sherry Vinegar for extra depth. You can also use it as part of the glaze in our Miso-Glazed Broiled Salmon as a perfect counterbalance to the salt in miso. The bold flavor of Marques de Valdueza's Wildflower Honey also pairs beautifully with spices and works well as a glaze for pork. Or simply enjoy the honey in a sandwich with almond butter and sliced fruit.

  • Net Weight: 9 oz.
  • Ingredients: Honey from wildflowers found on the “dehesa” meadows of Extremadura
  • Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place
  • Care Instructions: Pure, raw honey can crystallize. Should this occur, warm the jar in hot water. 
  • Place of Origin: Spain