Introducing Olevano Balsamic Vinegars
Infusions of fig, pear and apple make this a must.
Thinking of all things Italian, your Insider noticed an item on the Facebook page for Papa’s Food Market in Wilmington. In so many words, check out the new line of balsamic vinegars from Delaware-based Olevano. Though the company is known for delicious olive oils and olive oil-based products such as soap, it has ventured into the vinegar game with infusions of fig, pear and apple. They are well worth tasting. It’s been just over a year since Olevano competed with 702 olive oils from 22 countries in the New York International Olive Oil Competition, taking home three top honors. For the fiercely contested “blended” category, Olevano Delicato earned a gold medal. In the Robust Blend Category, Olevano Fruttato Intenso extra virgin olive oil also won gold. Sixteen olive oil judges from 10 countries blind tasted the oils. “We’ve been talking with the family back in Olevano sul Tusciano, and many toasts have been made thanks to these awards,” says Olevano co-owner Tom DelleDonne. “Here in the U.S., our customers buy the Delicato blend of Olevano First Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but folks back in Italy get to enjoy both varieties that won awards.” Find Olevano locally at Papa’s, Capers & Lemons Italian Restaurant & Market and Chef Anthony’s Italian Market in Chadds Ford. olevano.com