Excluding tax & shipping
Our pinoli are hand-picked by the Grassini family in the pine grove of the Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli nature reserve outside of Pisa, in Tuscany. The Grassini family company was founded in 1876, and has been harvesting pine nuts from these Mediterranean pine trees for 5 generations. In this pristine growing environment, little has changed since the days Nonno Grassini remembers climbing the trees to harvest the pine nuts, though now the family has developed a shaking method that is more reliable and helps preserve the trees. The pine nuts are shelled just before being shipped to the US, and no chemical whitening agents are used, which means the nuts preserve their fresh flavor and natural creamy color.
The Grassini family is one of the few Italian families still harvesting and selling this rare variety of Italian pine nut. Gustiamo is proud to share these extraordinary pine nuts which unlike conventional versions have no black spots, metallic taste, or bleaching agents. So while the bag might be small, the price reflects the value and labor behind one of Italy’s most precious food products. Close your eyes and you can taste the rolling hills of Tuscany in each little bite!