As a kid growing up in the late 20th Century, Neapolitan was a thing your mom bought to go with your birthday cake: a rectangular carton with three kinds of ice cream inside. Vertical strips of pink strawberry, white vanilla, and brown chocolate ice cream, so everyone at your birthday party could have their favorite flavor with their slice of cake.
Now that we are (at least technically speaking) grown-ups, we've learned that Neapolitan is a word that describes things that come from Naples, Italy, which just happens to be a place with a rich culinary history. Neapolitan cooking is a complex sophisticated-meets-peasant cuisine with influences of Arab, Norman, Spanish and French cultures, all of whom ruled Naples at some point in the past 2000+ years.
Heralded as a great example of the healthy "Mediterranean Diet," Neapolitan cuisine is heavy on tomatoes, beans, seafood, veggies and cheese -- spiced with lots of garlic and fresh herbs. Our Neapolitan Herb Balsamic vinegar has that same complex taste that evokes the cuisine of Naples: traditional herbs including rosemary, marjoram, thyme, garlic, and sage.
A dark balsamic vinegar, Neapolitan Herb Balsamic is an excellent choice for dishes that need a zesty, savory touch, like marinades for steak or poultry, a dash of spice in a Bloody Mary at brunch, dressings for salads and fresh vegetables, pastas, or grains, and partnered with creamy cheeses like chèvre. Pair Neapolitan Herb Balsamic with one of our single-varietal olive oils, or with Garlic Olive Oil.
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