Fig Balsamic Vinegar
Made with natural figs and our 12-year Balsamic Vinegar from Modena, our Fig Balsamic Vinegar is a harmonious blend, rich and full of fig flavor.
You can probably think of a dozen great ways to use Fig Balsamic Vinegar, but here's a handful of our favorites: Pair Fig Balsamic Vinegar with Orange or Lemon Olive Oil to dress a simple salad. Drizzle Fig Balsamic Vinegar over a milk chocolate ice cream. Serve Fig Balsamic Vinegar with a log of soft goat cheese or Brie. Slice heirloom tomatoes and garnish with sea salt and Fig Balsamic Vinegar. Baste roasted or grilled meats with Fig Balsamic Vinegar, or use to make a glaze for duck, lamb or pork. Fig Balsamic Vinegar is outstanding with summer berries.
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!