The DOP classification for Lunigiana honey is reserved for two types: acacia honey and chestnut honey.
The acacia honey of the Lunigiana remains clear and fluid for a long time, though at times it appears cloudy due to an incomplete crystallization process. It is light in colour, from almost colourless to a straw yellow. It has a light perfume, slightly fruity and similar to acacia flowers. It is decisively sweet with a very slight acidity. Its aroma is delicate, with hints of vanilla and it leaves no aftertaste.
The chestnut honey stays runny for a long time though at times it crystallizes late and incompletely. A dark amber with reddish tones, the honey has a strong, penetrating perfume. A persistent flavour with bitter components that vary according to the crop and an aftertaste that is similar to its smell.
The honey should be kept in a cool dark place. It can be eaten straight out of the jar, spread on a slice of Tuscan bread, or used as an ingredient in sweet recipes. It is considered the best honey to give to children and is recommended to people with anemia and athletes.