Ontario No. 1 Amber Honey from Buckwheat Blossoms.
Deep and rich, buckwheat honey has musky notes of caramel and molasses, maybe black treacle or malt. You may detect a “barnyard“ scent, which is a common description of strong buckwheat honeys. People generally love it or are not fans at all. Buckwheat honeys are usually more expensive because farmers do not grow a lot of buckwheat in Ontario. Where it is grown, the bees are placed nearby to target those fields.
Pair it: Brie, mascarpone, nutty cheddar, hardy stilton, dessert wines (Banyuls or tawny port), pecans, walnuts, crepes, bacon.
Note: 7kg and 15kg pails are local pickup only