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Nocciola del Piemonte IGP

Named after its region of origin, Nocciola del Piemonte refers to hazelnuts of the Tonda Gentile Trilobata variety, grown in the hills of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato and produced within the provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Cuneo, Turin, Novara, Biella and Vercelli.

Considered one of the best hazelnuts for the confectionery industry, Nocciola del Piemonte is characterized by its crunchy flesh, long shelf life, and an amazing flavor and aroma, especially when it’s roasted. Its shell is of medium thickness, dull brown in colour and with numerous streaks. The seeds vary in shape, with a compact and crunchy consistency that has a delicate and long-lasting flavour. Piedmont hazelnuts are the essential ingredient of Gianduiotto nougat pralines, a typical Piedmont confectionary product, but they’re also widely used in the preparation of various pastry creams, cake, ice creams and liqueurs.