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Meli searches for the best honey all over the world. To get the best taste and quality, we get it directly from the beekeeper.

Delicious flower honey from the champagne region

The champagne region in France is most easily recognized by its numerous vineyards and beautiful châteaux. You are almost obliged to visit a champagne cellar and taste a glass! But did you know that delicious honey is also harvested in the region?

Since the 18th century, the flower honey from the champagne region has been known for its characteristic and sweet flavour. Gold-coloured, with a mild, floral perfume; everyone loves this honey.

Get to know the French flower honey harvested in the champagne region

Origin

The region is located in the north-eastern part of France and is the most northern area in the country suitable for wine production. The climate is quite mild. The champagne region offers the bees a great diversity of flowers, always depending on the season. Think of fruit trees, linden trees, cotoneasters, phacelia, asters, and thousands of wildflowers.

Short chain

Meli gets its honey directly from the beekeepers from the region. These beekeepers put all their efforts into the locally harvested honey. This honey does not travel far and retains its special flavour.

Flavour

The naturally pure liquid flower honey has a mild, fruity flavour. In the mouth it reveals a nice caramel flavour with a hint of flower aroma.

Good with:

Honey from the champagne region tastes good on toast, incorporated into dishes, on your finger or as a sweetener in yogurt. A true delicacy!

The best of both worlds in one cocktail

Combine champagne and honing from the champagne region? As you wish! The result is a sparkling cocktail, with a hint of sweetness. 

What do you need?

  • 15 ml vodka
  • 15 ml Cointreau
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Champagne

Put the vodka, Cointreau and honey in cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into a glass and top up with champagne. Cheers!

The best of both worlds in one cocktail

Combine champagne and honing from the champagne region? As you wish! The result is a sparkling cocktail, with a hint of sweetness. 

What do you need?

  • 15 ml vodka
  • 15 ml Cointreau
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Champagne

Put the vodka, Cointreau and honey in cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into a glass and top up with champagne. Cheers!

Bruschetta met geitenkaas, hazelnoot en honing

  • Meli honing uit champagnestreek
  • 1 stokbrood
  • 150 g geitenkaas (bij voorkeur verse geitenkaas)
  • 10 à 15 hazelnoten
  • 10 vijgen (zonder pit)
  • 4 takjes verse tijm

Step 1 Hak de hazelnoten fijn door ze in een zak te stoppen en erover te rollen met een deegrol. Rooster ze vervolgens gedurende één à twee minuten in een antiaanbakpan. Gebruik geen boter of olie.

Step 2 Snij de vijgen in tweeën en meng met enkele koffielepels honing uit de champagnestreek, de tijmblaadjes en de hazelnoten.

Step 3 Snij het stokbrood in dunne sneetjes (2 cm ongeveer) en rooster ze enkele minuten onder de grill.

Step 4 Besmeer de sneetjes met geitenkaas en verdeel er de notenmengeling over.

Extra Verkruimel als afwerking wat stukjes honingkoek over de bruschetta.

Aperitiefhapje met witte pens,
honingkoek en honing
  • Meli honing uit de champagnestreek
  • 2 witte pensen
  • 4 sneetjes honingkoek
  • Vetstof

Step 1 Snijd de pens in schijven van 1 cm breed en bak ze met wat vetstof in een pan.

Step 2 Snij cirkels uit de honingkoek met dezelfde diameter als de pens en leg de schijfjes pens op de schijfjes honingkoek.

Step 3 Werk af met honing.

Did you know that...

The French flower honey is used to make the famous spice cake or pain d’épices from the city of Reims? The traditional recipe contains mainly honey, clove, nutmeg, ginger and anise. Even Charles VI of France, nicknamed le Fou, praised this delicacy. Apparently, he was not totally insane!

The Meli flower honey from the champagne regions appeals to young and old with its mild, fruity flavour. Taste the delicious honey now!