Panforte is a flat, dense cake created in Siena, Italy during the medieval era. Flavored with dried fruits, nuts, honey, citrus zests and a variety of spices, these cakes have a rich, complex flavor that satisfies with only a tiny slice. Chocolate panforte (aka torta al cioccolato) has the rich, luxurious flavor of candied cherries, chocolate, nuts, cinnamon and nutmeg, blended with hints of citrus. The outside is coated with a chocolate glaze. Marabissi is a third generation, family-run pastry business that is considered the most prestigious producer of Panforte di Siena in Italy. Note: Inside the outer packaging, this panforte is wrapped in a paper ring around the sides that should be removed. The bottom of the cake is covered with wafer paper to keep it from sticking. This does not need to be pulled off of the cake prior to consumption…it is edible!