On your special salad, or with ciabatta or on a marinate vegetables, the balsamic vinegar is one of the best product to season everything you like. And here you can find the best one in the market. Enjoy it!
Your balsamic vinegar
The quality of balsamic vinegar can highly vary widely, for this reason there are some terms that you must know. These terms are: IGP, Codimento and D.O.P. If any of these are present on the label of your balsamic vinegar, you are definitely making a right choice.
Nowadays the original balsamic vinegars are the best and still today are only made in Reggio Emilia and Modena, Italy, using traditional methods. The results is syrupy and glossy with a complex and rich taste and a velvety texture. For this reason it is a ” Denominazione di Origine Protetta”, the famous D.O.P. Thanks to its traditional method of production it is also much cheaper and better value for money.
And what about IGP and Codimento? Let’s see!
Codimento and Indicazione Geografica Prottetta
Codimento is a label given to a variety of balsamic vinegars that don’t quite fit the stringent requirements to be called Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. It has more time and cares taken than commercial grades.
Condiment grade balsamic vinegars may carry the labels “Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI,” “condimento balsamico,” “salsa balsamica,” or “salsa di mosto cotto.”
And then there are the balsamic vinegar with ” Indicazione Geografica Protetta”, IGP. It guarantees that it is made from grape varieties commonly found in Modena. It is a sweeter vinegar and works very well in salads and sauces. Enjoy it!