All Natural Black Cherry and other natural flavors are combined with aged Balsamic Vinegar to produce a sweet, fragrant and very rich tasting product that has garnered rave reviews from our many gourmet customers. Enjoy on salads that feature cheeses like Feta or Bleu, or over an Orange and Onion Sicilian salad. With its intense cherry flavor, a little of this rich balsamic goes a long way. Drizzle lightly over cheesecake for memories of summer days, sitting on the porch picking at a bowl of cherries, or digging into Mom's freshly baked cherry pie. Our Black Cherry Balsamic mixes well with a variety of olive oils to make a rich, summery vinaigrette, and can also be added to traditional barbeque sauces to add an element of sweetness to grilled meats.
Whether you're serving up a salad or spooning out a dessert, nothing perks up a dish like the bright, acidic taste of citrus. This variety will have you picturing fragrant tangerine groves growing against the backdrop of clear blue skies. Our tangerine balsamic brings a crisp cheeriness to salads, fish, and chicken, and pairs well with any of our citrus olive oils. To extract even greater sweetness, mix with our blood orange olive oil for an extra zest that seems to flow straight from the Mediterranean coast. What this does on salmon is mind-blowing.
We have developed this extraordinary sensation to please our maple-crazed customers by combining 100% pure maple syrup with aged balsamic to create a perfect balance. A wonderful addition to almost any winter time dessert. Try it drizzled over ice cream, strawberries, angel food cake, oats, Greek yogurt, or as a glaze for ribs! One of our New England customers regularly purchases “mass quantities” paired with our Butter Olive Oil to send to her fiends for “healthy” waffles.
Aged in the 18-year style, this shop favorite is smooth, rich and complex. With its well-rounded flavor and thicker consistency, the Traditional is a wonderful "everyday" balsamic and the ideal gift for gourmands who like a little sweetness in their dishes. Pair with any of our flavored or unflavored extra virgin olive oils to complement everything from salads to meats, soups to seafood. Drizzle it over strawberries or ice cream (boggles the mind but a definite YES!) for a delectable twist on dessert.
The intense flavor of the pomegranate is a perfect match for hearty meats like lamb and duck. It makes and exciting dressing whisked with your favorite oil, pomegranate seeds, toasted nuts and feta cheese. Drizzle over poached pears and ice cream for an elegant and easy dessert. Just like the sprightly bursts from the red arils of a pomegranate, this balsamic balances a sweet start with an acidic finish for a fresh and earthy hint of Mediterranean fields. Papa Stapes marinates pork tenderloins at room temperature for 3 hours and then straight to the Barbee. Our Pomegranate Balsamic adds unique and authentic flavors to many Middle Eastern and Asian dishes. For more Mediterranean flare, pair it with our flavored oils like Lemon, Tuscan Herb, and Garlic Olive Oils and our delicate Walnut Oil.
Ssshh! Papa Stapes’ “secret” in Chili, darker moles and in Latin American dishes where a rich chocolate flavor is desired. Indulgent! A Chocolate lover’s dream come true. Sweet fruity taste of quality Balsamic enrobed in velvet. The chocolate aroma and flavor are just right there, no need to wait for dessert. Wonderful over berries, peaches, pineapple and banana, but not just for desserts. It adds an elegant touch to hard intense cheeses like Parmesan and Asiago. For softer cheeses try alongside a sharp provolone or smoked gouda! Over figs or yogurt – Yes. Over Bacon – Hell Yes!
My oh my, blueberry muffins just out of the oven; my fingers stained purple from eating freshly picked blueberries by the handful. The strong Blueberry essence gives it a more intense tartness than other berry varieties, making it the romantic ideal balance for sweet pairings. Divine drizzled over ice cream, crème brule or cheesecake or to punch up the flavors in a bowl of fruit. Use it to bring a tart crispness to spicy greens like arugula or for a truly high impact dish, mix it into a carrot salad and savor the symmetry of tangy and sweet.
As a kid growing up in New England Apple Country and later as an adult in the proliferation of orchards in Eastern WA State, this evocative, thick, aged balsamic balances tart and sweet like biting into a crisp, freshly picked apple. Its warm, earthy essence will reminds of summer sun beaming over acres of apples and the aroma of my Mom June’s apple pie cooling on the windowsill. Its rich flavor makes it ideal for meat marinades and summer grilling, and when paired with one of our olive oils, it's sweet enough to liven up refreshing green and fruit salads. As the days grow shorter, pair this variety with our toasted walnut oil for the perfect taste of fall.
A fantastic marinade for your favorite cut of beef. Espresso Coffee has long been a chef’s secret ingredient commonly used to flavor beef and fowl. Any number of everyday dishes will benefit from the use of this rich, sweet and complex blending of Espresso and Balsamic. Do a glaze reduction to boost the flavor in BBQ and grilling. Adds a depth of character and complexity to stews, chili, braises and salads.
This sophisticated balsamic walks a fine line between a sweet beginning and a tart finish, enhancing every dish with its rich, well-rounded taste. Rather than overpowering the balance of flavors, the fig imparts a nuanced spice note. From only the finest of natural ingredients our Fig Balsamic makes great use with a number of savory applications, including meat marinades, salads, sandwiches, and pizza. Complements flavored olive oils like Tuscan Herb, Lemon, and Basil.