Balsamic Vinegar | Best of Met
The only two ingredients you’ll find in a bottle of Metropolitan Market balsamic vinegar are grape must and red wine vinegar, exactly the way we think it should be. Aged together in antique French barrels in the famed Italian province of Modena, the end result is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Add it to your favorite meat dishes, vegetables, or our favorite—atop vanilla ice cream.
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“I have been on a hunt for the best balsamic vinegar for as long as I can remember, and I’ve finally found one that ranks pretty high on the list.”
—Heather, founder of Flourishing Foodie
Get a taste of the origins of our olive oil and our balsamic vinegar.
Our balsamic hails from the regal province of Modena, within the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Only the highest quality vinegars from this area earn the prestigious Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP seal, which we proudly display right on our bottle.
Like many of our private label products, this balsamic is a family affair. One family member is in charge of mixing, and another takes on aging. The two never share the secrets of their role with the other, making each essential to the balsamic and ensuring that they stay together.
A beautiful balsamic deserves a bottle to match. Ours is specially designed with a removable, easy-to-pour glass spout, so you get the perfect pour every time. Tie a ribbon around the bottle and you’ve got a great gift for the foodie in your life.
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Drizzle it, swirl it, mix it—the rich, sweet flavor and thick consistency of our balsamic lends itself well to a number of dishes. Check out a few of our favorites and explore our website for more recipe inspiration.
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Rich and complex with a beautiful syrup consistency, true balsamic vinegar brings to mind such classic uses as bright vinaigrette dressings and flavorful dips for bread. Metropolitan Market’s balsamic vinegar hails directly from Italy. On each bottle, you can find the Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP seal. This custom stamp proclaims our vinegar’s origin in Modena within Emilia-Romagna, the only region in the world allowed to use the seal and one revered worldwide for its sumptuous, sweet-tart vinegars.
The beauty of this distinctive balsamic is found in its simplicity—no colorants, thickeners, or other additives—and it’s handcrafted from just two stellar ingredients, grape must and red wine vinegar. Each step of the time-honored production practice is lovingly tended by a multi-generational company; the premium grapes destined for our bottles are first aged alone in antique French barrels; then, they are blended with red wine vinegar and the two are aged further in the same barrels over the span of at least two months.
Along the way of all this mixing and marrying, something magical occurs, resulting in a pure, practically perfect vinegar that enhances every other ingredient it meets. Our customers tell us this true balsamic bears no resemblance to what passes for balsamic in other stores, and it even comes complete with an easy-to-pour spout. So, whether you drizzle it on ice cream or swirl some over salmon, it’s sure to be your new kitchen all-star.