The authentic Italian alternative to maple syrup.
Mugolio is a distinctive syrup crated by forager Eleonora Cunaccia of Primitivitzia in the heart of the Dolomite Alps National Park, Trento, Italy. Eleonora is one of the few residents in the area given permission to gather by hand the tender young buds of the Mugo pine in early May. The fragrant buds macerate in water and sugar during the sunny summer months until September, when the must is filtered. The resulting syrup is cooked over low fire with additional sugar until thick and golden brown.
Mugolio is a burst of pine resin with sweet mountain scents of delicate maple, rosemary and wild herbs.
Drizzle over a pork roast, grilled chicken or very ripe cheeses. It is also wonderful on gelato, panna cotta, yogurt, and grilled fruit, or as a substitute for maple syrup for a new twist on pancakes, waffles or french toast. Makes for an incredibly delicious substitute for balsamic and is Amazing in cocktails.