At MaMa Florence Cooking School, we believe in using the most authentic and flavorful ingredients possible. One of Italy’s most amazing products is balsamic vinegar, but of course Resident Chef Michele wasn’t content with a supermarket brand. He researched until he found La Ca’ dal Non, a balsamic producer that creates a simply spectacular Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Their balsamic vinegar is created from local varieties of grapes from the Modena countryside and follows the strict rules of the Consortium for Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. The balsamic vinegar is aged and finished for many years (in some cases decades!) in various types of wood barrels according to the ancient traditions and is one of the most important designated regional products of Italy. This traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is created with an extreme amount of care and patience, concentrating the flavors and scents while aging the vinegar in wood barrels. The balsamic vinegar has the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness that makes it the perfect ingredient for some many dishes. During a hands-on cooking class at MaMa Florence Cooking School you are sure to find balsamic vinegar somewhere on your class menu: drizzled over a salad, fruit, cheese or some other creative and delicious use. Keep reading this blog as we will post recipes for you that use Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, you can even order it in our shop!