This beautiful, fruit fused vinegar has everything you would expect from ripe Italian figs blended with our Traditional 18 Year Style base: sweet, sour and jammy notes of red fruit, ripe Italian fig and a hint of plum. This vinegar blends delicate acidity with Italian fig purée achieving the perfect nose and texture meant to complement any salad, cheese plate, relish or marinade. This classic Mediterranean ingredient shines and exudes unmistakable sweet and fruity flavour. Pair this balsamic with Blood Orange olive oil for a flavourful salad dressing or Garlic olive oil for a sweet and savoury pork or steak marinade. Bestseller!
Olive Oil Pairings: Blood Orange, Garlic, Tuscan Herb, Basil, Rosemary,
Italian Lemon, Medium Intensity Super Premium EVOO
Complements: Vinaigrettes, Marinades for Pork, Poultry and Beef, Leafy Greens, Cruciferous Vegetables, Caramelized Onions, Cheese, Compotes, Jams, Pastry, Fresh Fruit and Ice Cream
- Brush on cantaloupe or honeydew melon wedges, then top with chopped prosciutto and freshly grated cheese
- Combine with Chipotle olive oil, then brush on beef, lamb, poultry or seafood prior to roasting or grilling
- Combine with Blood Orange olive oil and drizzle over cooked wild rice, roasted butternut squash and diced apples for a wonderful harvest bowl
- Combine with any Medium Intensity Premium EVOO, then drizzle on a spinach salad with almonds and grapefruit slices
- Finish roasted Brussel sprouts with a Fig balsamic drizzle
- Drizzle over goat cheese and serve with crackers
Country of Origin: Modena, Italy
Notes: Expect sediment to settle. Shake before using to homogenize fruit pulp.
Conservation: Cool, dry conditions, away from direct sunlight at temperatures not exceed 80F
Allergens: Contains naturally occurring sulfites.
Shelf Life: 18-24 months
What is balsamic oil or balsamic vinaigrette & why is balsamic vinegar different?
While many use the terms balsamic vinaigrette and balsamic vinegar interchangeably, it’s essential to understand the distinction between the two. Balsamic vinegar is a rich, dark, and concentrated liquid made from freshly crushed grape juice, which is aged for several years in wooden barrels. Its signature sweet and tangy flavour is a result of this prolonged aging process. On the other hand, balsamic vinaigrette is not a traditional product and is typically a blend of olive oil infused with balsamic vinegar flavours. This blend offers a milder taste, making it suitable for those who prefer a more subdued balsamic essence in their dishes. Some popular oil & vinegar pairings are listed above.