The latest entry into the Tinello series of quality vinegar by Il Borgo del Balsamico. This is a high quality Balsamic Cream made by very skilfully reducing aged IGP Balsamic Vinegar of Modena without carbonising and without the addition of caramel colouring (as most balsamic creams or glazes have).
Balsamic creams have been used by top chefs since the early 90s and only now are they gaining popularity for use at home. It’s easy to see why. A good balsamic cream is so versatile it will enhance the full spectrum of dishes from starters to desserts (see below for some suggestions).
It also adds a fabulous touch of finishing decoration. The handy squeezable bottle and special nozzle will allow your creativity to finish off a dish in style with swirls of dark, shimmering balsamic surrounding the main features on the plate to great effect. True haute cuisine at home!
Our balsamic cream glaze is produced by Borgo del Balsamico from Reggio Emilia and anyone who’s tried any Borgo products will know they do not do ordinary! It is one of the finest you will find. Made exclusively from sweet Trebbiano grape must which has been aged in oak barrels and then gently reduced to produce a rich, smooth cream with a pronounced depth of flavour and elegant sweetness. It will heighten other flavours but never competes.
HOW TO USE – SUGGESTIONS
Our balsamic cream is extremely versatile and easy to use. Below are just a few simple examples, but we’re sure you’ll be thinking up your own recipes in no time!
Delicious with paté and cheese starters
Drizzle on or around vol-aux-vents or other puff pastry creations.
Balsamic cream glaze pairs wonderfully with all kinds of vegetables – raw or steamed.
Add it to a good olive oil to make a nice vinaigrette or salad dressing.
Perfect to marinade meats or veg.
It’s delicious with eggs done in any way.
We haven’t tried this one yet, but we think it would go particularly well with a classic bacon, sausage and eggs!
Delicious with potato or rice salads.
Try it with risottos and many chefs use it with pasta dishes too.
A cheeky squeeze onto pizza works wonders!
Balsamic cream is excellent with all meats: roasts, grilled, braised, boiled, white, red. Try it with roast game!
Adds character to fish dishes too – again no matter how they are prepared. A must try with salmon or tuna fillets.
It is a great addition to sweet and sour. Works well with lots of Asian dishes.
Really superb with all kids of fruit. Kids love it too. Get the strawberries out!
Drizzle onto ice cream for a wonderful taste experience.
Superb too with all kinds of cheeses – try it with our 30 month Parmesan for a real gourmet treat!