Famous all over the world, the tasty and crunchy Amaretti di Saronno, are emblematic of a historic Italian pastry tradition.
The dessert are a variety of Italy’s traditional Amaretto cookie which are made with almonds, egg whites and sugar. Amaretti di Saronna were first made in the town of Saronno in the province of Varese, in the northern Italian region of Lombardia during the Renaissance period. They are extremely crispy and crunchy cookies and are known for their characteristically bitter aftertaste, which gives them their name (amaro is bitter in Italian).
They are often enjoyed at the end of a meal, perhaps accompanied by a glass of sweet wine such as the Lombardian Sangue di Giuda DOC, or for with a delicious afternoon tea.