Collection: Cavallucci of Siena

The biscuit with the flavor of long journeys

Like any other dessert of the Sienese tradition, the origins of these particular biscuits with an ugly appearance but with a divine flavor, date back to the Middle Ages and have strong links with the East. The legend handed down on the history of the Cavallucci tells that they owe their name to the first place where they spread, or to the post office where travelers stopped for the change of horses. The diffusion in a transit point has allowed the contamination with new flavors, especially with oriental spices: cinnamon, anise, nutmeg and candied fruit. The Cavallucci di Nannini, made according to the recipe known for centuries, should be tried dipped in Vinsanto, the only one capable of enhancing its flavor.