Antico Torronificio Pili
Torrone di Tonara: The tradition of a Sardinian dessert
THEAntico Torronificio Pili has been producing a tasty nougat in Tonara for over a century. Typical dessert of this region, the Pili family keeps the tradition alive by still using the original recipe and making an artisan nougat by carefully selecting the ingredients. Alongside the traditional flavors, over time, nougats flavored with Mediterranean flavors, milk and dark chocolate nougat, crunchy almonds and a nougat cream liqueur are added.
To remember and celebrate Tonara's nougat tradition, the Pili family also runs a small museum of the history of nougat and its production.
The history of 'Antico Torronificio Pili it begins in 1889 with Giuanneddu Pili, a walking nougat who incessantly traveled the streets to sell his sweets. More than a century has passed since then, the business has stabilized becoming permanent and technological progress has made some steps easier and rationalized the production process. However, the love for this work and the art of craftsmanship with high quality raw materials has remained the same.
Today, the family business sees the fourth and fifth generation Pili engaged side by side, the first to manage the company and prepare the dough, from classic nougat to new products, and the second intent on learning all the secrets of the profession to to be able one day to carry on this long tradition.
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