Review: The Artisanal Kitchen Aceto Balsamico di Modena

I had the pleasure of reviewing a delicious bottle of Aceto Balsamico di Modena and I must say, it has opened my eyes to some great recipes using balsamic vinegar!


New! Rich, Full Bodied, Authentic Modena Aged Balsamic Vinegar Ideal for Cooking and Dressing

Anna Zoitas definitely has a flair for fulfilling people’s palates with unusual culinary delights. Her latest creation is Aceto Balsamico di Modena, authentic aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy — the premium source. Selected as a silver medal finalist by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, its smooth, sweet, full-bodied flavor is achieved by blending the intense Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes and using a higher proportion of grape must to wine vinegar than many other balsamics on the market.

Made in Italy in wood barrels, it is a highly versatile balsamic, ideal for cooking and dressing. Drizzle it straight on fresh strawberries, salad, bread or cheese, or cook with roasted meats and chicken (see recipe below).

A 30-something entrepreneur, Anna grew up in New York City but spent her summers visiting her grandparents’ farm in Greece, where she got closer to the source of natural foods and artisan living. “With my siblings, we used to gather fresh eggs from the chickens, feed the sheep with a milk bottle, play with the rabbits — and try to stay away from the smelly hogs. I learned to cook on an outdoor fire and use farm fresh ingredients.” She went to a local Greek Catholic school in New York City and earned dual degrees from New York University, Stern School of Business, in management and organizational behavior with an emphasis on international business.

In 2009, Anna was invited to be one of the judges for the sofi Award at the prestigious Specialty Food Show in New York. In just over four days, she tasted 3,000 food products, judged them and selected the best from each category. Having experienced such incredibly delightful foods, Anna knew she had found her calling and, shortly thereafter, created Seven Deuce Inc., her specialty food product business that includes The Artisanal Kitchen and Urban Tribe brands.

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My blogging buddy Becca, at It’s Yummilicious, posted a recipe with balsamic vinegar that caught my eye, so I cooked my pork tenderloin in the oven and then drizzled her balsamic glaze over it.  (Becca’s recipe is actually a slow cooker recipe.  I just used her glaze recipe.)  The result really was…yummilicious!  :)


Recipe Suggestion from


BBQ chicken topped with caramelized red onions

made with The Artisanal Kitchen Aceto Balsamico di Modena


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I’d like to thank The Artisanal Kitchen for giving me a delicious sample of their Aceto Balsamico di Modena!  I look forward to making more dishes with your fine balsamic vinegar!


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    Your pork tenderloin looks AMAZING, Jane! Thanks so much for mentioning me, and I’m definitely going to have to give that Balsamico di Modena a try one of these days! Maybe I’ll even win some through the Artisanal Kitchen’s giveaway! :D

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    Your pork tenderloin looks terrific. I rarely use balsamic vinegar and have few recipes, so I will try this one soon. Thanks for another opportunity to win something great. Hope you’re having a wonderful week.

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