These are bulk packed small bundles of heather tied with natural ropes, in the same size as the opening of the oven they will be used in.
The heather stem that is used has a much larger diameter, as it heats the oven faster and creates more embers.
It has a high calorific value and can bring the oven to high temperatures in just a few minutes; it is used above all to cook the famous roasted pig of Monte San Savino.
It is also used to cook 'porchetta' (roast pig) and is used by the most famous bakers of Tuscan wood-oven baked bread.
Heather is a natural material which adds an aroma and goodness to baked goods that no other material can.