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- How Is Authentic Balsamic Vinegar Made?
How Is Authentic Balsamic Vinegar Made? Note: All truly authentic balsamic MUST come from Modena, Italy with an age standard of at least 12-18 years. All traditional balsamic vinegar begins with grape must --- whole pressed grapes complete with juice, skin, seeds, and stems. The must from sweet white locally grown and late-harvested grapes, usually Trebbiano and Lambrusco varieties is cooked over a direct flame until concentrated by roughly half. Then the concentrate is left to ferment naturally for up to three weeks, then matured, and further concentrated for a minimum of 12 years in a "Batteria"of five or more successively smaller aging barrels. The barrels are made of a variety of woods such as Oak, Chestnut, Cherry, Juniper, and Mulberry, so that the vinegar may take on the complex flavors of the casks. Once a year, the vinegar is bottled from the smallest cask in the sequence. Each cask is then topped off with the vinegar from the cask up, with the largest cask getting filled with the new yield. None of these casks are completely drained. This aging process is similar to the "Solera" process used for fine Sherries, Ports, Sweet Wines, and Spanish Brandies. The vinegar gets thicker and more concentrated as it ages because of the evaporation that occurs through the walls of the barrels. The vinegar in the smallest barrel will be much thicker and more syrupy than the liquid in the successively larger barrels. The dark, aged 25 Star Balsamic Vinegar at the Olive Oil Pantry is made from a blend of mostly Trebbiano grapes, and a small amount of Lambrusco grapes. We have a blend of 12 to 18 year old balsamic to achieve the most reasonable sales price, while retaining the best possible quality of thickness, low acidity, sweetness, and flavor of what is usually described as raisins or figs. The aged 25 Star White Balsamic Vinegar is produced with the same supplier as the 25 Star Dark Balsamic Vinegar, and contains the same blend of grapes. The skins from the grapes are removed before the balsamic process begins and the aging process is only 4-6 years, which produces a lovely, light "Champagne" color in comparison to the 25 Star Dark. Both the white and dark balsamic vinegar come from Modena, Italy. The vinegar is then transported to Riverside, CA where we then add pure fruit, or other concentrates, such as garlic, to produce exciting flavors to be used on your delicious food to enjoy. Once infused, the vinegar is sent to us to be packaged fresh for you to use! Personalize and style your cooking with The Pantry, and make cooking effortless and fun again. THANK YOU for your interest in our fine Balsamic Vinegars and Extra Virgin Olive Oil products at The Olive Oil Pantry #2; your patronage is very much appreciated. Aside from our imported goods, we also carry many local products to Livermore, the Central Valley, and California.
- How Is First Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil Made?
How First Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is Made Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or EVOO for short) is only to be considered extra virgin, if it is pressed using a particular method called first cold pressing. This method entails crushing the entire olive fruit at the same time, while maintaining a temperature no more than 80.6 degrees fahrenheit (this is where the "cold pressed" process comes from. Most manufactures press at temperatures colder even than that. The controlled temperature ensures that the olive oil obtained in the process holds the highest quality and flavor. Higher temperatures will ultimately result in a lower quality oil, that is NOT considered extra virgin any longer. After the first press, the fruit is no longer used to produce any olive oil. Different oils may be produced by additional and repeated crushing of the fruit under a higher temperatures to produce other varieties of oils. These methods result in the oils that lose their overall qualities, such as the flavor and health benefits.
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- About-us | Livermore | The Olive Oil Pantry #2
Important Notice: Due to increased shipping costs order minimum of $19.95 - ABOUT US - In 1989 I began a career in industrial Food Ingredient sales here in Northern California. Currently and for the past 26 years I sell large amounts of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other edible oils to Tomato Packing Plants and bottling companies. As part of that Food Brokering operation, I also sell Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other edible oils to food ingredient distributors across the nation who in turn service and sell to the Restaurants in their areas. I truly enjoy representing and selling high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the various venues I have mentioned. In 2011 I located a retail location in Manteca, California and opened up an Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar tasting room and retail store. The store has been totally enjoyable to me as I love working with the public and in my food brokerage operation I just work with the buyers of the packing plants and bottling operations. I have recently sold that store to the lady that was my manager from the time the store opened. Esther is doing a great job with that store and if you're ever in Manteca, be sure to stop by. I opened up the OLIVE OIL PANTRY & TASTING ROOM #2 in Livermore (at the popular 1st Street Livermore) on June 19, 2015. I designed the store to be a mirror image of the store in Manteca, but the store is over twice the size as Manteca. The people and tourist that frequent Livermore are thrilled with the store. It is spacious and decorated to reflect the top quality products we represent. We keep our Olive Oil in Stainless Steel "Fustis" from Italy and the Vinegars are kept in custom made crocks. The customers come to the store and taste whatever they like of the 26 Extra Virgin and flavored Olive Oils, from the 28 types of Aged and Aged flavored Balsamic Vinegars, and the 4 types of flavored and natural "table" (regular) Vinegars. If they like something they have tasted we hand pack fresh in the bottle from the bulk containers the products are kept in. Both my supplier and I are very strict on quality; it is our main focus. With that I have trained my selling staff to have total courtesy and give the best possible customer service to anyone that comes into the store. I am available 24/7 for any positive comment or problem with the store or my staff; simply call my personal cellular 209-456-6092. If you choose to purchase on the website, I guarantee that your shipment will be handled professionally and quickly. Again, we fully guarantee any product sold in our store or on the website. Choose from the large range of products we carry and you will be delightfully rewarded with the finest quality Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Table Vinegars or the wide assortment of Gourmet Food items. THANK YOU for considering to purchase our products; it is greatly appreciated!! Sincerely, Arnie Kaufman/209-456-6092 Shop Our Products Pantry Resized_20221204_210604 Pantry 1/2