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  • Wild Thyme

Wild Thyme

  • NZD $9.15

  • Availability: In Stock
  • Cuisine Artisan Award Winner 2010 NZ Food Award Winner 2011

    Wild Thyme honey is strong, aromatic and pungently herbal and is often referred to as the Gorgonzola of honey. As well as tasting delicious, Wild Thyme honey has one of the highest antioxidant ratings for any honey in the world, (3 to 4 times higher than other honeys) and is also very high in antibacterial activity.

    Honey Strength Bold


  • Weight: 160g/5.6oz net
  • Beekeeper: Ernest
  • Vintage: November 2010
  • Location: Butchers Dam, Central Otago

Butchers Dam map Butchers Dam, Central Otago

The rugged landscape of Central Otago is characterised by extreme weather, mountainous ranges and valleys and wild countryside. In this setting, wild thyme thrives. It has been a predominant feature of Central Otago since the days of gold mining by early settlers. Each spring (Sep-Nov) the rolling golden hills are overtaken by a vast purple carpet of fragrant wild thyme flowers – a spectacular sight indeed!

J. Friend and Co Central Otago Wild Thyme Honey is an intensely flavoured, bold and aromatic honey, often referred to as the Gorgonzola of honey. It is caramel in colour with an intense aroma and savoury flavour with heathery, grassy and woody notes with a hint of lanolin.

This honey is a perfect secret ingredient for meat or root vegetable marinades or an excellent addition for exotic stews such as Moroccan lamb tagine. Its strong flavour ensures it pairs perfectly with salty robust cheeses such as feta and goat's cheese.

Thyme flowers(Thymus Vulgarus)

In New Zealand, wild thyme thrives in the region's extreme weather conditions. During the early summer months the hills and valleys are blanketed in a purple mat of wild thyme from which the hungry honey bees feast!



Ernest Ernest

Honey is in the blood of Central Otago beekeeper, Ernest – he comes from a long line of apiarists. Beekeeping has been an integral part of Ernest's family since the turn of the century when they kept hives to pollinate local raspberry crops more »


Cuisine Artisan Award Winner 2010 NZ Food Award Winner 2011

Wild Thyme honey is strong, aromatic and pungently herbal and is often referred to as the Gorgonzola of honey. As well as tasting delicious, Wild Thyme honey has one of the highest antioxidant ratings for any honey in the world, (3 to 4 times higher than other honeys) and is also very high in antibacterial activity.

Honey Strength Bold

 


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