THE SUPPLY CHAIN
P.G.I. PIEMONTE HAZELNUT
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The P.G.I. status Piemonte hazelnut is the certified variety of the Tonda Gentile Trilobata grown mainly on the hills of the Langhe and Monferrato and around Asti, where it is one of the most representative crops. It has a characteristic, spheroidal shape, and a thin shell which allows for a good yield after shelling. With its peelability and shape, and in particular its delicate flavour and lingering aroma following roasting, its highly-prized qualities are universally-appreciated as an ingredient in the confectionery and ice-cream industries.
Our success is the success of our land and our producers!
We have 2 collection centres: the historic shelling plant in Cortemilia, and the innovative collection hub in Pocapaglia, where the product supplied by our growers in the shell is stored, cleaned and dried. We are therefore able to guarantee the traceability of the Piedmontese product for each single producer, starting from when it arrives.