Skip to comments.Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel is Complete!
Posted on 08/04/2014 1:30:04 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
The Honey and Pollination center brought together a tasting panel of twenty, including trained tasters, beekeepers and food enthusiasts worked for nearly a year together with a sensory scientist to come up with almost 100 descriptors!
Varietal Honey is All the Rage! Learn how to describe your honey tasting experience using the new Honey Flavor Wheel, just published by the Honey and Pollination Center, which gives a huge lexicon to the tastes and aromas we find when tasting honey. The wheel production follows six months of research and development.
This wheel will prove invaluable to those who love honey and want to celebrate its nuances. The front of the colorful wheel has all of the descriptors the back explains how to taste honey and shares four honey profiles so the consumer can get an idea of how to use this innovative product!
Each 8.25 inch full color wheel comes in a mail-ready envelope.
Now available at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science!
*The Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel will be available for purchase in the UC Davis Campus Bookstore, online, and in the Downtown Davis Campus Bookstore location.
Don’t they have any honey-flavored honey?
Lactic & Yeasty, Oh My! hehe
I love me sumb bee vomit.
I buy locally to help farmers.
Gave some to friends last year and one thought the honey had gone bad, as it had crystallized the top layer.
I laughed and told him bee honey last longer than twinkies. There is no way for it to go bad.
He said something about maybe trusting it if it had been pasteurized.
I said “What? You don’t think the bees thought of that? The queen bee doesn’t want it pastuerize, she’s comfortable with it reaching her breasts...”.
Bah dah Bing!!!
“Folks, I’m in town for a limited engagement and the tip jar is right over here”
So if I tasted tupelo honey or buckwheat or clover honey how does this wheel describe what I’ve tasted? What is the link from the honey to the descriptive taste?
I am a beekeeper BTW.
I can see where the Cat Pee honey would be a big seller, for sure. Maybe as a sweetener for that civet-processed coffee.
FRBeekeepers unite! Just a hobby beekeeper here with four colonies.
Best honey I ever had was poison oak honey, many years ago in Oregon.
Hmmm. That sounds interesting. Not long ago I was given some kudzu honey. My, what a wonderful surprise. It was super delicious.
Yes, hobbyist bee keeper here as well. There are a few other beekeepers here on FR, perhaps several. No group though that I’m aware of.