Black Cherry Balsamic Vinegar
You can tell when black cherries come into season here, because we all have indelible dark purple stains under our thumbs from pitting [and eating] as many cherries as we can. Dark and impossibly sweet, we buy black cherries by the basketful, and snack on them all day.
Enjoy that impossible sweetness year-round with our Black Cherry Balsamic Vinegar. Natural black cherry concentrate combines with aged balsamic vinegar to produce a rich, fragrant vinegar with a smooth, fruity taste.
Black Cherry Balsamic Vinegar is delicious with fruits and cheeses, and is an ideal accompaniment to the more tart cheeses like Bleu, Feta and Manchego. Black Cherry Balsamic Vinegar will pair nicely with any extra virgin olive oil, but is especially well-suited to the lighter varieties like Orange or Lemon Olive Oil.
Make a quick salad of spinach, peaches, dried cherries and crumbled feta cheese. Dress it out in 1/4 Cup each Black Cherry Balsamic Vinegar and honey, and 1/2 Cup of extra virgin olive oil.
Balsamic Vinegar is a delicious aged vinegar, prized for its sweet-tart, concentrated flavor. We offer you the very best Balsamic Vinegars that we import directly from the rolling hills of Modena, Italy, where true balsamic vinegars have been produced since the Middle Ages.
True balsamic vinegar is not made from wine, as you might expect, but rather from pressed, un-fermented Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes. The pressed grapes are simmered over an open flame, and reduced to a thick syrup. This sweet syrup is in turn fermented twice, then slowly aged and evaporated in a succession of smaller and smaller barrels, made from different aromatic woods. As the balsamic vinegar ages, moisture evaporates out, and the vinegar thickens and its complex flavors become more concentrated.
Balsamic Vinegar has many culinary uses, including salad dressings, dips, marinades, reductions and sauces. Try a splash of balsamic vinegar to enhance steaks, fish, egg dishes -- even fresh fruit, and on ice creams, gelati and desserts. Buon Appetito!