Pairings

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~ Gourmet Balsamic Vinegars ~ 

Our flavored balsamic vinegars are truly unique! We infuse velvety smooth balsamic with California fruit products. In addition to being fabulous for dipping bread you can drizzle over salads, roasted vegetables and fruit, yogurt, oatmeal – even ice cream! – or add to sparkling water for a refreshing splash of flavor or simply sip like a fine port. Our balsamics bring depth of flavor to beef, poultry, lamb, fish, duck and wild game. Endless possibilities with your imagination! Suggestions and pairings:

POMEGRANATE

Our #1 seller for salads, roasted vegetables (persuade haters to become friends with brussel sprouts!) & fruit (watermelon with cucumber, feta & fresh mint; avocado with tomato, cucumber & purple onion)

PEAR (our Cadillac)

Gorgonzola cheese, scallops, pork, grilled peaches, goat cheese, brie, camembert, vanilla, chocolate, lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY

Salads, fruits (especially watermelon, strawberry & blueberry), strawberry shortcake, French toast stuffed with Nutella and bacon – yum!, roasted vegetables

MANGO

Chicken, shrimp, salmon, white fish, make a quick appetizer with cubed Havarti and a small bowl of our mango, and a favorite in sparkling water

BLUEBERRY

Chicken, Greek yogurt, pancakes, oatmeal, feta, brie, spicy, citrus, savory

BLACK CHERRY aka BIG RED

Beef, duck, lamb, venison, pork, sauces & marinades, roasted fennel, peaches, bananas, citrus, brie, cinnamon, chocolate

KEY LIME

Seafood on the grill, roasted veggies (baste on grilled corn-on-the-cob and add some chili powder), cilantro, avocado, mango, jicama, pineapple

CRANBERRY (available October 1)

Turkey, chicken, citrus, pear, apple, clove, walnut, chocolate, cinnamon, mint

SIMPLY BALSAMIC

Aged balsamic, our most versatile, and kick-ass on roasted artichokes

WHITE BALSAMIC

For vinaigrettes & deglazing pans, sauces, marinades, splash on asparagus, cucumber (salt & pepper cucumber with a splash of white), and fish – especially tuna.