Corti Brothers

Besio Chinotti Al Maraschino

This is the second time we offer these rare citrus fruits, candied in sugar syrup flavored with Maraschino. CHINOTTI are the fruit of CITRUS MIRTIFOLIA, myrtle leaved citrus, which grows on the Italian Riviera at Savona, west of Genoa. Picked when green, they are candied and traditionally are eaten as an accompaniment to espresso coffee. Throughout the 19th century and until after WWII, they were the rage in Italy. Now having fallen almost into oblivion, it is a Presidium of SLOW FOOD. BESIO is the last producer of this special fruit which merits tasting. As an after dinner treat, cut into quarters, they are persistent in flavor and very refreshing. You might try them in cocktails. They are limited only by your imagination.




Store Hours:

Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Mon-Sat: 9 AM - 7 PM

5810 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819 916-736-3800


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