Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar
Having always viewed chocolate as an important food group, we were excited to find Dark Chocolate Balsamic vinegar and share it with you. Three different rich, dark chocolates combine with aged balsamic vinegar to bring a depth of flavor to any dish.
Dark Chocolate Balsamic vinegar is best paired with desserts and drizzled over fruits that like chocolate: bananas, berries, pineapple. Fantastic on vanilla ice cream or gelato, and fabulous on cheesecake. But Dark Chocolate Balsamic vinegar isn't just for dessert: try this distinctive balsamic with hard cheeses like Parmesan and Asiago, or in chiles and mole sauces.
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!