Balsamic vinegar is becoming an increasingly more popular condiment in today's kitchens. At home or in restaurants it's used in salad dressings, sauces, and more and can make an ordinary dish become an extraordinary one! Originating in Italy's Modena and Reggio Emilia regions since the Middle Ages. The original balsamic vinegar is a product made from cooking and reducing white Trebbiano grape juice. This traditional process of making balsamic vinegar is still in practice and the product that it produces is very expensive. The cost comes from allowing the product to reduce and thicken over a period of 12 years. As the aging process moves forward, the product is moved into successively smaller casks, until the final taste, consistency and acidity have been reached. Some balsamic vinegars are aged for 18 and as much as 25 years. The true aged product is deliciously sweet and thick and is great on top of ice cream and in desserts.
Pompeian offers a variety of fine olive oils and vinegars and have done so for over a hundred years. They produce a tasty balsamic vinegar using the finest grapes and aged in oak casks. The product is made in Spain and not in Modena and Reggio Emilia regions of Italy, but the aging process is authentic and the flavor is the proof. The ingredients on the label say, "Balsamic Vinegar". That's it. No artificial ingredients or caramel colored white vinegar added.
Balsamic vinegar should be a staple in every kitchen pantry as it can last for years if kept properly: air tight, dark, and cool storage. For more information contact Pompeian at Pompeian.com or call the hotline @ 1-800-766-7342. Enjoy !!