So after a winter break, Honey of the Month is Back! And with the sun above our heads, the birds singing and the flowers, trees and hedgerows blooming what honey could be more fitting to mark the occasion than Quince Honey Farm’s West Country Blossom Honey?
Collected from hives in North Devon and West Somerset, this honey is a wonderful celebration of the springtime flora and fauna of this beautiful part of England. It is only produced in small quantities and for a limited period (of course) and as such it is a real ‘snapshot’ of a time and a place.
Our Taster-in-Chief, Olly Smith had this to say about his choice of Quince Honey Farm, West Country Spring Blossom honey for May’s Honey of the Month:
”You can sense the countryside of Devon - the origin of this honey - in its beautifully floral aroma. It brings to mind a field of Spring flowers, the rapeseed in full flourish.
With a cream, pale golden colour, like gold ingot, it appears silky and semi-set.
The texture is incredibly rich, with a fine grain on the tongue like set bubbles in a sparkling wine - invigorating! The feel of the honey clings pleasantly to the mouth giving over gently as the crystals turn to satin.
A floral flavour, with a wonderful fruity brightness about it. This would make a delightful breakfast honey, delicious spread on hot buttered toast.”
Quince Honey Farms are a North Devon institution. Based in South Molton and still family run, it is a popular family tourist attraction and a highly reputed supplier of some of the most expressive West Country honeys.
We hope you enjoy this honey as much as we did. Please let us know your thoughts. If you would like to purchase a jar you can click this link