"Terra delle Nocciole" is a laboratory processing hazelnuts and a network of three different farms: Giorgio Rosso, Marco Torrero and Marco Sobrero are childhood friends, who turned their passion for hazelnuts into a common project.
They are located in Cravanzana, a small village in the province of Cuneo, in the territory of Alta Langa. It is in this territory, on the hills of the Belbo Valley between Piemonte and Liguria, that the conditions are ideal for the cultivation of the "Tonda Gentile delle Langhe" hazelnut, the origins of which date back to the end of the 1800s, a period of phylloxera during which the cultivation of these hazelnuts took hold, guaranteeing greater productivity and greater resistance to parasites compared to vines.
Cravanzana was one of the first municipalities to introduce hazelnut-growing facilities. "Terra delle Nocciole" is extremely careful in always trying to respect nature and the environment by paying attention throughout the whole process, from farm to final product.
Shelled hazelnuts, hazelnut kernels, hazelnut flour and hazelnut paste are their main products.
"Terra delle Nocciole" shelled hazelnuts are lightly roasted and vacuum-packed. Once you open the package, it will be hard to resist: these nuts are addictive! You can serve them as they are at an aperitif or chop them up and add them to your culinary preparations. Extremely versatile, they can be used in risottos, pasta, salads, meat and desserts.
Try them in the typical Piedomontese "Langarola salad": roughly chop the roasted hazelnuts, cut some "Toma" cheese into cubes, cut some celery into slices, mix everything with vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, to get this delicious healthy salad!
Another impressive product is their hazelnut paste, extracted with a continuously working stone machine. The use of this type of stone mill avoids stress and the overheating of the product, creating a unique, superior quality hazelnut paste.
It can be used to season a salad or with roast meats or cheese. It can also be used at the end of a meal by mixing the hazelnut paste with coffee, instead of sugar, to get to get a gourmand "Noccio-caffè".
Terra delle NoccioleVia Provinciale, 1412050 Cravanzana (CN)Italywww.terradellenocciole.it