Original Italian balsamic vinegar: tips for proper use


One of the agri-food products that you'll find on every single Italian dinner table is Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. It's a condiment that ranks as one of the pinnacles of Italian food and wine culture and it stands out for its typical intense brown color and characteristic sweet and sour flavor.

Produced exclusively in the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where the grapes grow with the right concentration of sugars and acidity, and protected by the European brand ICP - or PGI, Protected Geographical Indication - Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is governed by the protection consortium of the same name and is now exported to 120 countries around the world.

Let's discover how Italians use Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and learn some tricks for making your dishes even tastier.

Italian tradition teaches us: how to use Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

First of all, we can't stress the great versatility of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena enough: it can be used on cooked and raw dishes, on meat and fish recipes, on grilled and barbecued ingredients, on salads and even on ice cream, cheeses and fresh fruit. It has a rich and balanced taste that brings out the value of the ingredients and gives a unique touch to both simple foods and elaborate dishes.

Here are some ideas for making the most of the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena according to Italian tradition.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena as a final seasoning before serving

Pour a few drops of plain Balsamic Vinegar of Modena on meat, fish, salads, ice cream or fruit before serving. This will give you a more intense and decisive flavor, enhancing each element of the dish.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena for making risotto creamier

Use 2 or 3 teaspoons of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena to make your risotto creamier at the end of cooking and then let it rest for a few minutes with the lid half closed. This will enrich your risotto with even more delicious nuances.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena on grilled meat and fish

Is barbecuing your passion? Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is ideal for infusing your meat, fish and grilled fruit with an irresistible flavour! For example, you could sprinkle a few drops of balsamic vinegar on your fillets or cut of beef and on the arugula on the side. The guaranteed effect? Your dinner guests will be wowed!

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena on ice cream and fresh fruit

Balsamic vinegar helps turn ice cream and fruit into an authentic riot of flavors to enjoy to the full! From strawberries to raspberries, from pineapple - which can also be cooked on the grill - to fruits of the forest ice cream garnished with blackberries, blueberries and currants, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is the key to making a simple dessert an unmissable experience for the palate!

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena on salad

In Italy, balsamic vinegar is widely used to dress both side salads and salads as a main, as thanks to its authenticity and delicacy it adds a fresh and highly appetizing twist. Green salad, arugula, beans, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, carrots, chicken breast: balsamic vinegar goes perfectly with all the main ingredients used to create these fast and healthy unique dishes, whatever the season!

Real Balsamic Vinegar of Modena: where to buy it online in the USA

Healthy Italia selects the best Italian producers to enhance its online shop with a wide selection of 100% original Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Choose from traditional IGP Balsamic Vinegar of Modena or versions that have been aged, refined, flavored with fig, pear, honey, cherry and much more. You'll also find many varieties made exclusively for the US market by the most prestigious vinegar makers in the area of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Choose your favorite bottle, receive from the comfort of your own home and get ready to boost your cooking in true Italian style!

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