"Traditional Sardinian Sweets, tasty and genuine as they once were".
Where Tradition was born
Sweet originally from Mamoiada, a small town of 2560 souls located 644 meters above sea level in the heart of Barbagia,
a mountain area so called by the ancient Romans that depicted the inhabitants like Barbarians.
Here the tradition is alive and deeply felt thanks to various festive occasions throughout the year.
The most important festival is the one dedicated to the Saint of the village, Sant Anthony the Abbot, during which dozens of fires are lit in his honor at various points in the village.
Make their appearance on this occasion the traditional masks called Mamuthones and Issohadores, symbol of one of the most ancient and mysterious folkloristic events in Sardinia.
Mamuthones under the weight of heavy bells, used for cattle, with dark mask, dark neckerchief and sheepskins represent evil, the animal part of men that must be tamed and kept at bay by the Issohadores, the priests of the ritual that equipped with the lasso, long dark hat "berritta" tied with a colored handkerchief and a scarf tied around the waist, impose a step to the beat to the Mamuthones, as their evil part has been tamed.
The sweets are almost a complement to this ritual, a way to enjoy the end of the rite that has brought tranquility and peace inside the village.
All the inhabitants prepare the ingredients time before the event so they never miss in their own home; among these we recall the almonds, collected in the many almond trees scattered in the countryside near the village, the saffron grown in a few bulbs by several families, and the cooked grape must (or Sapa) obtained by fine-cooking from the first pressing of grapes of "Cannonau" variety, present in abundance thanks to a deep-rooted tradition in the cultivation of vineyards.