Cantuccini. Tuscan excellence
from the late 1500s, they were present on the table of the Medici court
THEIR ROOTS ARE TRACED BACK TO THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
AND THE NAME SEEMS TO DERIVE FROM THE ITALIAN WORD FOR “SONG”, OR FROM “CANTELLUS”,
LATIN FOR “PIECE OR SLICE OF BREAD”, A SALTED BISCUIT THAT THE ROMAN SOLDIERS
HAD ALREADY CONSUMED DURING THEIR MILITARY CAMPAIGNS.