Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar
The heady aroma of our Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar brings to mind the wonderfully-illustrated children's book, Blueberries for Sal, in which the human toddler, and the baby bear cub, become so preoccupied with eating all the blueberries they can find, that they inadvertently wind up with the wrong blueberry-picking mother!
Plink! Plank! Plunk! Enjoy the sweet blueberry smell and taste [without the ursine berry-picking hazards] of our all-natural Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar. Low in acidity, this balsamic pairs well with lighter unflavored extra virgin olive oils, but is outstanding with blood orange or lemon olive oils. Try Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar drizzled over freshly sliced peaches, melon, or homemade vanilla ice cream. It's also a tasty contrast to tart sheep's or goat's milk cheeses like manchego or feta.
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!