Bonci - Cantucci Alla Mandorla - AlmondBonci
Product: Almond biscuits (cantucci)
Region: Montevarchi, Tuscany
Bonci is a family business with a 50 year history in the town of Montevarchi in the heat of Tuscany. They have a reputation of only engaging master pastry chefs and chocolatiers to produce their cakes and sweets. Bonci products are emblazoned with the coat-of-arms of Andrea Della Robbia. The head of a 15th century family whose crest is the guardian emblem of the town’s baptismal font and Sacred Milk relic, both currently housed in the ancient St. Lawrence Collegiate Church of Montevarchi, This is in homage to the history and traditions of the town they call home.
Tradition dictates that they be made “with almonds” peeping out along the oblique cut that gives these cookies their typical elongated shape, which makes them perfect for plunging into a lovely glass of Vin Santo.