How to store Balsamic Vinegar of Modena? Instructions for keeping it unaltered over time

The Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is a typical high quality product characterised by a unique bouquet and an unmistakable strong, shiny brown colour. This vinegar, an all-Italian excellence, can be used to make many dishes unique in both flavour and colour, and for this reason it is now an important element on every table. After careful production, consisting of several stages and long periods of refinement or ageing of the vinegar, it must be correctly maintained over time so that it remains unaltered and always of excellent quality. Here are the main guidelines to follow.

Preserving Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

With regard to the conservation of Balsamic Vinegar, it is important to emphasise first of all that it is the Consortium of Protection itself with qualified tasters that guarantees the suitability and quality of each product. In this way, thanks to the long and appropriately certified ageing process, the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena does not run the risk of being subject to particular alterations during its storage period.

However, some simple indications should be borne in mind: store balsamic vinegar in a closed container in a cool and dark place, taking particular care never to leave the product in direct sunlight. It is good to keep bottles away from heat sources and to avoid excessive temperature changes. It is essential not to store vinegar in the refrigerator, but simply at room temperature.

A further tip concerns the correct maintenance of the aromas and fragrances typical of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. To ensure that these remain intact over time, it is a good idea to keep the vinegar away from perfumes or other substances that are known to emit strong and distinctive odours.

These precise indications are provided by the very same Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce of Modena, to guarantee products of the highest quality that remain unchanged over time.

Tips for using Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

This excellent Italian product can be used in the cucine in so many ways as it goes perfectly with so many products and dishes. In particular, red meats, seasoned cheeses, seafood, salads, seasonal vegetables, strawberries, fruits of the forest and summer fruit salads are recommended as typical accompaniments. In other proles, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena can be easily paired with a variety of dishes, from first and second courses, through side dishes to fruit and desserts.

It only takes a few drops of this certified product to release really unique aromas and flavours that give every dish an extra touch. Balsamic Vinegar can sometimes be used already cooked or simply uncooked depending on the dish being created, thanks to its great versatility.

Precisely because of all its characteristics, it is recommended to always choose a certified and suitable product, such as a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO, which is intense, has an unmistakable aroma and is skilfully structured, with a penetrating and complex fragrance, a typical brown colour with shades tending to black and particularly iridescent reflections.

In short, we are in the presence of a true Italian gastronomic excellence with careful, long and meticulous production, which with proper care can maintain its very high quality for a long time.