Ready, set, drizzle! Fig and Balsamic Glaze from renowned Italian balsamic producer, Acetaia Leonardi, is made for drizzling over just about everything from ice cream to blue cheese (it even comes in a handy dandy squeeze bottle). Concentrated grape must is blended with aged balsamic and figs to create a pourable balsamic syrup with deep caramelized notes, subtle aromas of warm spices and a hint of figgy sweetness.
The addition of the fig makes this balsamic glaze ideal a top savory dishes like seared fois gras, duck confit salad and grilled prosciutto-wrapped figs. Or indulge your sweet tooth and use to glaze a cheesecake, pour over fresh berries or brush on roasted stone fruit finished with a dollop of sweetened mascarpone cheese.
About the Producer:
There are over 300 producers of balsamic vinegar in Modena, but the Leonardi family is truly special. They have been making balsamic vinegar since 1871 and are still one of the few producers to own the land where the grapes grow. Four generations in, the Leonardi family is still making this prized elixir using traditional methods, such as cooking the Lambrusco and Trebbiano grape must in a copper cauldron and aging the vinegar in specific kinds of wooden barrels. The result is a perfectly balanced vinegar worthy of the name balsamico.