Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
Juicy and sweet, kissed by the sun, strawberries are a little taste of heaven on earth. For our Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar we take that sweet, natural flavor and blend it with aged balsamic vinegar. No added sugar -- just the splendid taste of strawberry and the refined taste of balsamic.
Sprinkle over salad greens as a one-ingredient dressing, or mix Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar with olive oil [tip: Basil Olive Oil and Eureka Lemon Olive Oil are both winning matches] for dressing salads or for use as a marinade. Reduce Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar for a dazzling and delicious finish to grilled fish. For the most simple [and perfect!] dessert, top homemade vanilla ice cream or gelato with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar. Sweet summer perfection in a little bottle!
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!