Brutti e Buoni Cookies, originating from Piedmont (exactly Borgomanero), have gradually spread as Italian specialties in all the regions where they have been masterfully reinterpreted by local master confectioners. The original recipe calls for two moments of cooking, first in a pot over low heat, for blending and drying the mixture, and a final baking in the oven to make Brutti e Buoni attain a balance between crispness and crunchiness that makes them unique.
Vapoforno Olivari, founded in 1991, is located in Castelraimondo, at the slope of the Sibillini Mountains, where stands the Castle of Lanciano. The skill of Giovanni Rossetti, together with its genuine hospitality and that of other family members, make this bakery became a laboratory of the Marche excellences where the use of selected raw materials and the rediscovery of ancient techniques of preparation of the products, are perfectly combined with the creativity. The Vapoforno Olivari is characterized by a wide assortment of sweet and savoury cookies, and, each day, traditional local delicacies are produced, cookies and baked products for special occasions, in addition to many types of bread, from the traditional to the newest one, able to satisfy every palate.
General Information: Cookies not need any special preparations but they should be served accordingly to the occasion, in the most appropriate and appealing tray. Being baked products free of preservatives, once opened it should be eaten within a few days to savour the characteristics of the product, or stored in an airtight box away from moisture. How to eat: The cookies can be pleasing protagonists of tasty snacks, breakfasts or tea breaks but can also be great as dessert; they should be served, according to the occasion, with tea, coffee, hot chocolate or sweet wines, in their simplest version or together with a teaspoon of jam, honey or fruit jelly.
For all the gluttons of dried fruit specialty Tasting Marche suggests the Brutti e Buoni Cookies of Vapoforno Olivari with a glass of dessert wine Passito di Lacrima di Morro d'Alba.