These strange delicacies go by the name of giuggiole*.
In season for the shortest while, they look like olives but the inside is more like a super-sweet crunchy green apple!
So sweet are giuggiole, that there is even a saying to describe a saccharine, ‘cheesy’ ending for something – ‘è finito in un brodo di giuggiole’ (it ended in a broth of giuggiole).
To learn to make delicious, typical Italian recipes before indulging in a delicious meal made by you, we have hands-on cooking classes in Florence and Cooking Classes in a Tuscan Villa.
* pronounced as in jew-joe-lee