Ancient Torronificio Pili

Ancient Torronificio Pili

Torrone di Tonara: The tradition of a Sardinian dessert

The Antico Torronificio Pili has been producing a tasty nougat in Tonara for over a century. Typical dessert of this region, the Pili family keeps tradition alive by still using the original recipe and making an artisan nougat by carefully selecting the ingredients. In addition to traditional flavors, nougat flavored with Mediterranean flavors, milk and dark chocolate nougat, almond brittle and a nougat cream liqueur are added over time.

To remember and celebrate Tonara's nougat tradition, the Pili family also runs a small museum of the history of nougat and its production.

The history of the Antico Torronificio Pili began in 1889 with Giuanneddu Pili, an itinerant nougat who constantly paced the streets to sell his sweets. Since then more than a century has passed, the activity has stabilized becoming permanent and technological progress has made some steps easier and rationalized the production process. However, the love for this work and the art of craftsmanship with high quality raw materials has remained the same.

Today, the family business sees the fourth and fifth generation Pili engaged side by side, the first to manage the company and prepare the doughs, from the classic nougat to the new products, and the second intent on learning all the secrets of the profession for to one day be able to carry on this long tradition.


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