Dear Honey lovers,
Hello and welcome to the first ever edition of the Gustare Honey newsletter!
In this issue we give you the buzz on Gustare Honey and announce our presence at the Speciality Fine Food Fair - together with the launch of our exciting CrowdCube campaign.
That’s not all…. We’re also offering one lucky reader the chance to win an exclusive cooking course! And to keep you in the summer spirit, we’re sharing a wonderful recipe for Grilled figs with goats cheese, that’s made even better by our Gustare DELICATE Honey…
Keep reading - and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - for the full lowdown and all that’s great about Gustare Honey.
Our warmest regards, as always.
Paul Costa and Jason Howard Jones
Co-founders, Gustare Honey
Introducing Gustare Honey
Once upon a time having honey at home was all about a squeezy bottle, stuffed at the back of the cupboard. Fast forward to 2016 and the natural sweetener is finally getting the attention it deserves thanks to high quality honey producers like yours truly.
Created by Paul Costa (who has been producing honey in Australia since 2000, after learning the trade from a local beekeeper who kept hives on his land) and Jason Hayward-Jones (a farming and rural food expert), Gustare Honey - now available in the UK - offers a range of mono-floral premium raw honey produced by artisan beekeepers from Australia’s pristine natural wilderness.
Our bees are never exposed to chemicals or antibiotics, increasing their natural resistance and health, to provide a tastier, purer honey. Each variety is produced seasonally in its own provenance and distinctive terroir, resulting in a truly unique product.
There are currently five flavours to choose from - take a bow Delicate, Mild, Rich, Strong and, new favourite, Manuka Jelly Bush - with each flavour boasting a unique flavour and character.
Find your flavour at www. gustarehoney.com
Panel 2: Enjoy a taste of honey at Speciality Fine Foods Fair
Gustare Honey is taking a stand (no 3903) at Speciality & Fine Food Fair (www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk).
That’s right: your favourite Australian Premium raw honey brand will be at The Speciality & Fine Food Fair - aka the UK's leading showcase of fine food and drink -which, this year, is talking place at Olympia London from 4-6 September.
We’ll be giving out complimentary samples, in addition to demonstrating the power of food pairing by serving Gustare Honey with ice cream, cheese et al.
What’s more, guests will be able to get the buzz on Gustare Honey straight from the horse’s mouth: co-founder Jason Hayward-Jones will on hand to share the story of how Gustare Honey came to be…
Gustare Honey launches crowdfunding campaign
On 26 August 2016, we’re launching a Crowd Cubecampaign - giving people a chance to invest in the future of Gustare Honey.
Donors who contribute £100 or more toward the campaign, will be rewarded with a gift pack containing our current range of products.
Interested in investing and playing a part in helping Gustare Honey flourish and reach new markets? Visit the Gustare Honey website for more.
Recipe reveal: Grilled Figs with Goats Cheese
A tasty and light option for these summer nights, made better by our Gustare DELICATE Honey: harvested from the Eucalyptus Melliodora tree in Western Victoria, New South Wales to south central Queensland. Smooth and delicate to taste, light in colour, with a generous aroma and widely regarded as one of Australia’s premier honeys.
What you will need:
40g walnut pieces
8 large fresh figs
100g rindless Goats’ cheese
3 tbsp Gustare DELICATE honey
4 large mint leaves, finely shredded
Half a Pomegranate
How to prepare:
1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Spread the walnuts on a baking tray and carefully roast them for a minute until lightly golden. Remove and leave to cool.
2. Cut a deep X mark into the top of each fig, about two-thirds of the way down to the base, then give them a gentle squeeze to open them up slightly. Divide the Goats’ cheese between each fig and place them on a baking tray. Grill for 34 minutes until the figs are soft and the cheese is bubbling and lightly golden.
3. Lift the figs onto plates and drizzle a little honey over each one. Sprinkle with the walnuts, mint and Pomegranate seeds before serving.
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