When Zeke Freeman—a gastronomist who trained under famed chef Alain Ducasse and helped curate the gourmet offerings at Dean & Deluca—got into the honey business, he wasn't looking to produce a garden-variety sweetener. Instead, his approach resembles that of a boutique winemaker: he sources only single-varietal honeys from family-owned apiaries, focusing on unique notes that translate into perfect food pairings. The raw honey is bottled and sold just as it comes from the hive, without any pasteurization, filtering, or added flavoring.
This set samples two of Freeman's best varietals from the American Northeast: a delicate New York Aster Honey whose warm herbal flavor begs to be drizzled over fromage blanc, and a floral Maine Wild Raspberry Honey, which has a fruity finish and is exactly what's been missing from your chamomile tea.
Honey sourced in Maine and New York. Assembled in New York.