Casa Rinaldi Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Set
A perfect combination
Everything Casa Rinaldi makes is made with the utmost care and only the best ingredients, ensuring that everything is of superior quality and taste.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Casa Rinaldi Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Set contains two things that taste absolutely incredible when authentic. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a bitter, peppery taste, and is smooth and delicate, and slightly fruity—the way olive oil should taste. And of course, their Balsamic Vinegar comes from Modena, home of traditional balsamic vinegar, and is a beautiful dark color, with a rich and complex flavor. It has a nice, woody sweetness and smokiness to it that reflects its legitimacy.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
The Casa Rinaldi Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Set comes in glass bottles, and with a metal rack with a handle. Take them out of storage and place in the rack only when about to use, to preserve their freshness and flavors. It’s great to display during dinner parties, and all the condiments are in easy-to-use bottles, perfect to reach for at any time, whether cooking or eating.
The classic way to use this is the iconic olive oil and balsamic vinegar dip. Simply put some extra virgin olive oil onto a shallow plate, and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on it, and you’re ready to dip some crusty French bread in it.
You can also make a great vinaigrette with it for your salads—simply put together some honey, balsamic vinegar, salt, minced garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and salt. Whisk until completely emulsified, and you have yourself a vinaigrette.
A CONCRETE REMINDER
Casa Rinaldi as a company was birthed from a passion for Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, for which Modena is known. Its name is taken from the 1888 building owned by the Rinaldi family, which served as a vinegar factory. The building stands to this day, and is both an active component, being used in the company’s production, and a metaphorical marker—a reminder of tradition and quality.
Olive oil and Balsamic vinegar should be stored in a cool, dry, dark cupboard, away from the heat and light. Choose a spot in the kitchen that’s away from the oven. The best temperature for storing oil and vinegar is from 13 to 21°C.