Panforte is a dense, sweet cake from Siena dating back to the Crusades when soldiers were gone for months or years. They survived on these nutritious cakes full of nuts and honey which provided them with the sustenance they needed. These cakes were so delicious they have since been produced as a mouth-watering treat perfect for an everyday dessert or as a special and elegant gift. Panforte is made from all natural healthy ingredients, such as dried fruit, honey, and nuts. Many variations on the original have been made, though debates continue on which is the tastiest. They are great paired with a dessert wine or with a variety of cheeses. We also recommend simply eating them on their own.
We've paired together our favorties, Panforte with Fig & Walnut, a new take on a classic, and Panforte Margherita, named for the Italian Queen during her visit to Siena.
It makes a perfect addition to cheese platters, toasted in salads or with meats and great for desserts. Made with Italy’s finest figs, walnuts, honey & spices.