Artisanal honey producer from Salto wins award at world tasting

Beekeeper Fabricio Mattio was recognised among more than 6,000 producers who entered the Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest.
Publication date: 30/08/2021

For the past ten years, the American organisation Center for Honeybee Research has been organising the annual Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest, which rewards the best honeys in the world.

On this occasion, more than 6,000 beekeepers from all over the world submitted samples that were classified by a jury of experts according to three variables: texture, flavour and aroma.

Fabricio Mattio, a beekeeper from Paraje Herrería in Salto, Uruguay, sent a single sample of his production, selected on the basis of its flavour and aroma, which was ultimately voted the best in the South American region.

"It was the first time that I presented myself in this contest and without a doubt the achievement is important for me, the quality of my product was highlighted, I take it as a great recognition to my work" assured Mattio in an annotation published by the Uruguayan newspaper, El Observador.

The beekeeper indicated that there are very good quality honeys in Uruguay. In addition to the prize he has just received, last year the highest prize worldwide was won by another Uruguayan colleague: Carlos Piston, from San José.

The man from Salta started to produce his own honey in 2005, after his mother gave him four hives. Today, in addition to the production of honey and queen bees, he provides pollination services to horticultural producers.


Source: Marca País