Bilberries belong to the vaccinium genre of the Ericaceae family. Of the species that can be found in the wild in Italy there is the black bilberry (vaccinium myrtillus), growing at an altitude of above 1,000 metres, in the woods and pastures. Bilberries are the size of a pea, and are bluish-black in colour when ripe.
The astringent acidulous taste is quite pleasant. It contains quite large amounts of provitamin A. Our sorbet, which contains fresh fruit, is thus particularly suited to persons that are forced to strain their eyesight, especially during the twilight hours.

An extremely pleasant and fresh flavour, it goes well with lemon ice-cream or zabaione.