The pandemic is not hindering the production of Aceto Balsamico di Modena PGI. The protection Consortium’s data show an increase in production of +11% in volume in 2021, thus making Italy’s balsamic vinegar cross the threshold of 100 million liters. “Our sector – says Mariangela Grosoli, President of the Consortium for the Protection of Aceto Balsa...

Guided by the common interest of promoting Italian gastronomy and its history they joined forces in New York for the first edition of the “Original Balsamic Week” from November 1st to 7th, 2021. This event involved 22 of the best Italian and international restaurants in New York, which were entrusted with the creation of innovative recipes inspired...

“The opportunity offered with Original Balsamic Week was essential, as it allowed us to continue to promote and enhance our product as an emblem of authenticity for not only Italian but European agri-food. It was an opportunity to open the doors to future interesting collaborations with new and renowned names in the world of restaurants in the Big...

UNESCO has designated 49 new Creative Cities, including Como, in the Crafts and Folk Art sector, and Modena, in the Media Arts sector. The Board of Directors of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO had approved the candidatures of Modena and Como in June. This year the call for bids foresaw that countries could support only two nominations, i...

At the World Cheese Awards, Parmigiano Reggiano triumphed, emerging from the competition of the best cheeses in the world as the most awarded. Parmigiano Reggiano won 126 medals, awarded by the 250 experts who were part of the international jury. Seven "Super Gold" medals were won by Parmigiano Reggiano, six of which were won by dairies belonging t...

Following a year of virtual events, the Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has announced the launch of the first annual Original Balsamic Week in New York. The inaugural, Original Balsamic Week will kick off in New York on November 1st and run through November 7th. With up to 20 restaurant partners, the collaboration will give foodies and Ita...

A large, black and white portrait of Nonna Bianca standing with her family greets guests in the entryway of this historic Modenese restaurant Trattoria Bianca. Sporting a white apron and pleasant demeanor, she showcases some of the territory’s classic specialties: a flask of Lambrusco, a leg of prosciutto crudo, and whole hens displayed neatly on t...

Modena is correctly considered the global hub of Italy’s unrivalled motor industry. It’s the birthplace of the storied and ingenious Enzo Ferrari and the jewel in the crown of the wider Emilia Romagna region, an area home not only to Ferrari, but also Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati, Dallara Energica and Pagani. How’s that for heritage? Which is why,...

Years before deciding to create a Shelby Cobra-killing sports car, 27-year-old Argentine-born Alejandro de Tomaso emigrated to Italy in 1955 with the dream of becoming a Formula One driver. He settled in Modena, a city with deep roots in the automotive industry, and two years later, he got a chance to make his dream come true by joining Scuderia Ce...

Carandini, one of Modena’s oldest families, has been producing hand-crafted balsamic vinegars using traditional family methods since 1641. And now, U.S. consumers can enjoy Carandini’s artisanal premium products including Emilio Silver Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Bianca Sweet White Vinegar, and Italian Cheese Dressing, available at Whole Foods Mark...