Mugolio is a distinctive syrup created by forager Eleonora Cunaccia of Primitivizia in the heart of the Dolomite Alps National Park, Trento, Italy. Eleonora gathers the tender young buds of the Mugo pine by hand 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 and sweet mountain scents of delicate maple, rosemary and wild herbs.
Drizzle Mugolio over a pork roast or grilled chicken or very ripe cheeses. It is also wonderful on gelato, panna cotta, yogurt and roasted fruit, or as a substitute for maple syrup for a new flavor. Perfect in a elegant cocktails - your guests will be mystified by your secret ingredient!
Mugolio is arguably one of the most unique syrups you will ever taste.