The simplicity of a freshly baked slice of a baguette dipped into Balsamic vinegar, and the tingle as it hits your tongue, is something of beauty. That is why I was excited to discover that Carandini, a producer of Italian Balsamic Vinegar of Modena who has been perfecting its methods since 1641, is introducing its Italian offerings stateside. The products, which include a Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Emilio), Sweet White Vinegar (Bianca), and Italian Cheese Dressing, will now be available at over 500 Whole Foods Markets locations across the nation.
"The precise standards that are met during our production process are what make our vinegars stand out high above the rest," said Stefano Bellei, CEO "We are honored to bring the tastes of our Italian home to the United States and look forward to seeing how our new customers apply our vinegars to their cooking creations."
Production of Carandini’s traditional vinegars takes place in Modena, Italy, which is home to the classic methods used for making true balsamic vinegar, according to a press release. Carandini even carries the prestigious Protected Geographical Indication on its Emilio Silver Balsamic Vinegar of Modena to prove its authenticity.
Along with its coveted Emilio Balsamic Vinegar, Carandini will be introducing several more products to the U.S. retail market, including:
Beginning each batch of balsamic vinegar with grapes specific to Modena and picked at the peak of ripeness, U.S. shoppers and retailers are in for a treat as they can now stock up on this traditional product that was once out of reach. I know that I will be waiting in line to get my own bottle.