JOIN US FOR A DEMONSTRATION & TASTING WITH
ANTONIO LONGO, OWNER OF SANTOMIELE
FAMED PRODUCER OF CLASSIC SOUTHERN ITALIAN FRUIT CONFECTIONS
ANTONIO LONGO, the owner of Santomiele produces some of the best dried fig confections. The company is located in the Campania region of Italy, in the Cilento area. Cilento is famous for its Dottato figs, which have a white and delicate skin and small seeds. These figs are dried by sunlight and wind on wood plates, to obtain a soft, flavored and delicate taste with yellow-straw color and a sweet taste similar to honey. Dottato figs gained stellar attention when they were featured in The New York Times. Antonio has been hard at work upholding his grandfather’s legacy, harvesting Dottato figs in Cilento, the most precious cultivar in Italy. In his own words: “Our Cilento figs are unique: they are very sweet and more tender and fine-seeded than coarse Turkish, Greek, or Calabrian figs you usually find in the market” he explains “the best come from the comuni of Agropoli, Prignano and Ogliastro Cilento”.