Espresso Balsamic Vinegar
Many people look at us like we are crazy when we say "Try the Espresso Balsamic Vinegar", but once they have a taste they are hooked. This dark delicious brew is not that far off in appearance of espresso, but the flavor is reminiscent of milk chocolate and carmel, with the rich taste of coffee.
Drizzle some Espresso Balsamic Vinegar over fresh fruit and see what you think. Espresso Balsamic also pairs well with chocolate, and it is delicious served with ice cream as well.
Espresso Balsamic imparts a surprisingly delicate flavor to vinaigrette salad dressings and light marinades. Try some with Eureka Lemon Olive Oil, or with our mild Sweet Barnea 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!