Classic recipe of the rural tradition of the Marche, made with dried figs after the harvest in late September, mixed with other ingredients such as almonds, walnuts, rum and anise, to form a dough that is wrapped in fig leaves, so take the characteristic shape of Lonza. This dessert is the result of local tradition, when in the Marche countryside, particularly in Vallesina, figs were cultivated in abundance, often maturing at the same time, just before the harvest, they had to be collected and stored to last through the winter.
Cioccolateria Mencarelli was born from the will of the Master Chocolatier Paolo Mencarelli to reinvent chocolate as valuable raw material. Starting from Castelplanio, in the heart of the Alta Vallesina Valley, Paolo Mencarelli and has looked for the best cocoa beans, which comes from South America and Madagascar, and refining his technique of chocolate maker, managed to create a new combinations and unexpected interpretations; he has made fine pralines and confectionery specialties made from pure chocolate, improving with Mediterranean flavours the chocolate tradition of the Marche.
General Information: Lonzino di Fico is delicious tasted au natural, anyway, to savour all the nuances, you can pair it with Sapa, which make stand out its sweetness or, for lovers of sweet and sour, with a slice of medium aged cheese. How to eat: Cut the Lonzino di Fico into slices not too thin and consume it in the manner you prefer. Once opened, it should be kept in the refrigerator.
Figs (58%), cooked must, almonds, walnuts, anisee seeds, rhum, aniseed liquer. May contains traces of dried fruits and nuts, peanuts, sesame, gluten.
For an end meal by real gourmets Tasting Marche recommends a slice of Lonzetta di Fico with a tablespoon of Sapa and a slice of Hard Pecorino Cheese.