Hazelnuts at La Morella
Great taste starts with great hazelnuts
The hazel tree originates from Asia. The Greeks and the Romans spread it through Europe, where it has been cultivated until today.
The estimated world production in shell (International Nut Council) for the crop 18/19 reached 970’000 metric tons of hazelnuts. Turkey is the biggest producer with 59% of the world production, followed by Italy (125’000MT). Spain accounts for 16’000MT.
La Morella is located in Reus, in the middle of the main hazelnut producing region in Spain. We source a majority of our hazelnuts locally, through long-standing relationships with local cooperatives. Depending on specific product characteristics, we also source hazelnuts from Italy and Turkey. Being located so close to the Spanish hazelnut orchards, we possess unique sourcing expertise and also know where to source the best hazelnuts around the world.
Taste the difference with our hazelnut products
Once harvested, we treat hazelnuts with utmost care to preserve their authentic flavors, only to be unleashed in your creations. We’re passionate about nuts, and are proud to propose the best hazelnuts can offer:
Roasted: whole or in pieces
Caramelized: fully coated (sablages), with pieces of caramelized sugar (crocants), nougatines
Fillings and giandujas
Pastes & nut butters
Certifications available: organic, UTZ