The classic balsamic glaze from Ponte Vecchio is very popular because of its versatility. It has a distinctive natural thickness due to the long cooking of the grape “must” so that to be suitable on any types of food, from appetizers to desserts. Contains absolutely no colorants, preservatives or sugar.
What is Balsamic Vinegar of Modena?
It is a condiment typical of Modena area, made from cooked grape juice (called “MUST”), concentrated through a long cooking process and put on rest in wooden barrels to acetify and concentrate naturally.
All products from PONTE VECCHIO are made following the traditional methods handed down from father to son and using the ingredients provided by the local vineyards surrounding the farm, the typical Trebbiano white grape and Lambrusco red grape. From these two qualities of grapes, we obtain the “must” (cooked grape juice) which is the basic ingredient for the balsamic condiments here aged in the numerous wooden barrels located in the attics of the “Acetaia”.
The aged vinegar has very remote origins; the literature testifies that it was used as a “precious gift” offered to nobles, kings and intellectuals in sign of respect, peace or to pay some dues. It was also included in the ladies dowries for its medicinal properties and high value. Thanks to Giacomo Casanova who used to offer it to his lovers, the aphrodisiac reputation of the aged balsamic spread out but it is especially well-known for its digestive properties, this is the reason why an aged Balsamic (thicker and sweeter) can be used pure as an after-dinner.
The artisanal methods to produce balsamic Vinegar are handed down within the balsamic artisan families, they briefly consist of:
1. Pick-up of grapes typical of Modena area and immediate pressing to get the juice.
2. Cooking of the juice to get a concentrated must.
3. Aging of the must in wood barrels located in the “Acetaia”(attics of the houses, very cold in winter and very hot in summer to help the natural fermenting and concentration process).
4. Tasting and transfer from the barrels to the final bottle.
"Fantasia" Hand-painted Extra Virgin Olive Oil Ceramic - Choose from 6 colors!
The “Fantasia" hand-painted ceramic comes in a variety of colors and is hand-painted by local artisans of the Puglia region of Italy, where the award-winning Frantoio Galantino olive mill is located. It is filled with their delicious authentic extra virgin olive oil.Order a mixed case or type your color preference in order notes.
Discover the passion of the Galantino Family, a family that has been masters of olive oil since 1926. They only select the best olives from their groves near Bari (Apulia), near the Adriatic cost, a region that produces more olives than anywhere else in the world. Even today, in this era of automation, all of Galantino’s Ogliarola and Coratina olives are hand-harvested the traditional way, by shaking the branches of the olive trees so that the olives fall gently onto canvas traps. In another nod to tradition, Galantino mills their olives with traditional granite millstones. Through cold extraction and strict quality testing, Galantino ensures that their extra virgin olive oil is consistently the best. With artistic packaging and fresh and smooth qualities, Galantino oils have won the most important international awards and accolades.
Chili Pepper (Peperoncino) Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Galantino
This delicious spicy chili pepper fused extra virgin olive oil is part of Galantino’s line of flavored oils. Produced by crushing the olives and peperoncino together without the use of any added essences, resulting in an intense flavor that is noticeably different.
99% Extra virgin olive oil with 1% peperoncino.
Recommended for legumes, soups, pasta and pizza.
In the 1990s the already renowned Galantino olive mill revived an ancient technique and produced their first flavored oil – lemon – by crushing the olives and fresh lemons together without any added essences. Now they produce many flavors of oil using this same technique. Enjoy all of Galantino’s vibrant and delicious flavors!
Fettuccine Gluten Free, 500g
Finally, artisanal dry pasta from Gragnano that is gluten free! Made with the best rice and corn flour available and local spring water, bronze-drawn and slow-dried at a low temperature, this True Artisanal Pasta from Gragnano is the first to offer gluten free line. La Fabbrica della Pasta have been family-owned producers of Pasta Gragnano for 3 generations, and they transferred all the little – big – magical secrets of the True Artisan Pasta of Gragnano in the new “Gluten Free” line.
It is with these characteristics that La Fabbrica della Pasta Gragnano is recognized and one of the most appreciated brands in the market for their high level of product quality. The first pasta factory in the world certified PGI (protected geographical identification) La Fabbrica della Pasta of Gragnano, after 3 years of studies and research in the field, created: the first and only Gluten Free Artisan Pasta of Gragnano! Antonino “the Pastaio” added value produced by the dictates and the secrets of the family tradition, mixing with skill and patience the best corn flour and rice with water from the secular source of Mons Lactarius , whose factory is the only one still to bronze draw.
Cipriani Virgin Bellini 4/6oz bottles
Celebrate summer in style with Cipriani Virgin Bellini! Add prosecco for the classic Bellini invented 80 years ago by Cipriani at Harry's Bar in Venice by combining classic white peach and prosecco.
Calamarata Liscia Gluten Free, 500g
The first pasta factory in the world certified PGI (protected geographical identification) La Fabbrica della Pasta of Gragnano created the first and Gluten Free Artisan Pasta of Gragnano!
Artisanal dry pasta from Gragnano that is gluten free! Made with the best rice and corn flour available and local spring water, bronze-drawn and slow-dried at a low temperature, this true Artisanal Pasta from Gragnano is the first to offer gluten free line. La Fabbrica della Pasta have been family-owned producers for 3 generations, and they transferred all the magical secrets of the true Artisan Pasta of Gragnano in their Gluten Free line.