With its roots firmly planted in tradition, Bella Balsamic’s Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars are forging a new image of the modern artisan. From a true respect for the olive tree to the insistence on quality and autenticity our extra virgin unfiltered olive oil (EVOO) offers transparency and purity for the consumer who respects the harmony of nature and nutrition. We feature in-store tasting rooms offering a wide selection of premium extra virgin, first, cold pressed olive oil from around the world, naturally infused extra virgin Olive Oil and aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy.
To ensure ultimate freshness, Bella Balsamic “chases the crush” ensuring a constant supply of the freshest extra virgin olive oil available from regions growing harvesting and pressing olives each season. Bella Balsamic, through our importer, Veronica Foods, partner with growers in Northern and Southern Hemispheres to identify the latest harvests. We obtain our oils from northern hemisphere countries (Italy, Spain, Greece, California, and Tunisia) after the fall press, and we obtain oils from our Southern Hemisphere countries (Portugal, Argentina, Chili, Brazil, and Australia) in the fall.
Our suppliers require our growers to pick the olives green, press them with no heat or chemicals within 4 hours of picking. The product is sampled and if the taste is what is expected, the oil is sent to a non-affiliated 3rd party lab to be analyzed for proper chemistry. The IOC (International Olive Council) standards set the baseline criteria for the lab analysis of each selected oil. Each harvest is analyzed ensure the consistency of quality and freshness year after year. If the oil has the proper chemistry our company buys the whole lot and sends it out to Veronica Foods stores. Once harvested and approved, these oils are available to Bella Basamlc and our customers within weeks.
Balsamic Vinegars of Modena
At Bella Balsamic our company imports superior PGI Certified Balsamic Vinegars from Modena, Italy. The PGI (Protected Geographical Indication), as determined by the European Union, identifies the Balsamic Vinegar as an authentic product of Modena, Italy. Sourcing from Modena, Italy, we present the highest quality, full array of aceto balsamico condimento.
All our Balsamic is made using the traditional Solera method. This is a process of transferring the cooked grape must through a series of larger to smaller wooden barrels over 12-18 years. The Solera method yields a balsamic vinegar unmatched in the broad commercial market. Our dark Balsamic Vinegars are either four Leaf (highest) or Three Leaf (second highest) Quality- the standard of identity ratings as determined by independent associations in Italy. Our broad menu of both flavors and sweetness levels is sure to please anyone’s taste preferences.
From the fruit to the bottle, Bella Balsamic maximizes the authenticity of its products by limiting transport and air contamination. By hosting extra virgin (cold pressed) olive oil and aged balsamic vinegars in large stainless steel Fustis throughout the stores, our tasting room offers samplings of the exact product for bottling. This allows the consumer the ability to craft unique blends of unfiltered extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars to their desired tastes. The oils and vinegars are then individually bottled and sealed on-site for purchase. The mission of Bella Balsamic is to provide you, our consumer, with the freshest,highest quality, authentic, hard to find specialty oils, vinegars and specialty foods, with excellent personal service in a pleasant atmosphere, all wrapped in the warm feel of an Old-World Shop.