Date Balsamic Glaze
Date balsamic glaze is your cheeseboard’s new best friend. The thick, rich condiment is especially good with an Italian blue cheese like Gorgonzola.
It’s made from concentrated grape must blended with an aged balsamic vinegar. This mixture is reduced even further to form a thick glaze with a rich, caramelised flavour. Date flavour is added for an extra dimension of decadent sweetness.
For an indulgent snack or starter, drizzle a small amount of the date balsamic glaze over creamy goats’ cheese – serve either with a rocket salad or on slices of fresh, crusty bread. The glaze is also a great partner for fresh fruit and nuts, and even on desserts like panna cotta or cheesecake.
Officinae Defrutum balsamic vinegars and condiments are made on a family-run farm in Modena, in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region. They are made only with Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes that are grown in the farm’s surrounding vineyards, so the entire production is closed cycle. Emilia-Romagna’s climate of extremes – very hot summers and freezing winters – provides the best conditions for fermenting and maturing balsamic vinegar. The production and ageing methods have been passed down through four generations of balsamic vinegar makers.
Ingredients: concentrated grape must, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (wine vinegar, cooked grape must) (25%), modified starch, date flavour. Contains sulphites.