Biscottificio Antonio Mattei has been producing the archetypal Biscotti di Prato since 1858, and, in all this time, the Pandolfini family has never altered their production methods or relaxed their rigorous standards. Mattei biscotti are known for their incomparable airy, crunchy texture and yellow tint from free-range egg yolks used in the dough. Recognized as the original and ultimate biscotti (also known as cantuccini), their famous blue bags tied up with string (easy to hold as a parcel with one finger) are seen in the best food shops and restaurants around Italy.
After 150 years of making the traditional Tuscan cookie, the Pandolfini family embarked on a new biscotto adventure. They replaced the almonds of the classic biscotti with large chunks of dark chocolate and packed them in their iconic blue bags with a bright red tab—still tied up with string, of course. The bittersweet flavor of the chocolate puts a new twist on tradition.
Perfection served with coffee, Brachetto wine or port after a meal, these biscotti are also delicious dipped in our Il Colle del Gusto Noccioliva.
Founded by Rolando Beramendi in 1988, Manicaretti is an importer and wholesaler of the finest Italian foods to retailers and restaurants throughout the United States. Through Friends of Manicaretti, we also offer a selection of exceptional, artisanal products from France, Spain, and beyond.
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