beginning of the twentieth century in
Florence, when Grandfather Angiolino,
called “Il Vinaio” (the wine
merchant), produced “Vinsanto”,
the antique sweet and strong wine.
One day, he made a friendship with a
well-known character of the culinary arts
who said that a good vinsanto would be very
well-matched with Cantuccio, the most
traditional Tuscan cookie, today renowned
all over the world. Although its paternity
is still contended, tradition says that the
Cantuccio first saw the light of day in
Prato, and so the name, “Biscotto di
Simple to prepare, a few fresh and
wholesome ingredients wisely mixed are
enough to make a biscuit that is fragrant
and deliciously crumbly.
The famous biscuit is baked for the
holidays and enjoyed after lunch, after
dinner, alone or in company, plain or
slightly soaked in vinsanto... a practice
that will forever bound the biscuit to the
We have to return to the fifties to
remember our first steps in the food sector
at our grandfather's renowned bakery in
Prato. “Sor Nandino” taught us
the secrets of “arte bianca”
which in Italian is simply the art of
working with flour. From these experiences,
the idea to start our own business was born
with Branchetti Bakery on Via del Serraglio
in Prato.Since then, thanks to the secrets
of “arte bianca” learned from
our grandfather, we continue to mix our
ingredients following the old methods,
using only the freshest and most wholesome
Today Branchetti Biscotti, well-known and
esteemed by many, continues on in the light
of that tradition with a brand-new workshop
created to satisfy our customers and their
Branchetti Biscotti has studied
a special custom packaging
that can be personalised for
you to be offered as a gift for
your clients, or also as a
reminder treat during
trade-shows and events.
Branchetti Biscotti supplies
shops, bars, restaurants,
agriturismi and hotels.
Hand-delivery in Prato,
Florence and Pistoia provinces,
or delivery by qualified
courier in other regions of
Italy and throughout the world.
Choose your message and
Branchetti will pack and
deliver your gift packages for
you with the assorted products
of your choice.
The new Branchetti workshop, including
a retail store and work area, was
created to continue our father's work,
begun more than fifty years ago.
We have chosen to focus our attention
on the production of biscuits infusing
the antique “arte bianca”
with fresh, young ideas where
imagination and quality meet taste.
BRANCHETTI BISCOTTI S.N.C.
di Branchetti E. & M.
Via Rocchi 8/T - 59100 Prato (ITALY)
tel +39 0574 052190
P. Iva 02078860976