Our flavor of the month for October is one of those really unique products that we get so excited about! The Olive Scene’s aged Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar uses real, 100% pure maple in this rich dark, sweet condiment. This vinegar is produced at a small family farm in Vermont and is outrageously good. Our customers and employees often use it as a low-sugar, low-calorie alternative to maple syrup.
We love to pair it with our citrus-flavored oils such as Blood Orange or Persian Lime Olive Oil in vinaigrettes and marinades. Maple is such a terrific complement to some of our other flavored balsamic vinegars that we love to make creative pairings. Try it with Blueberry, Vanilla, and Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar. Experiment with different combinations in a gorgeous fall salad with nuts, goat cheese, spinach, and seasonal fruit (like figs, pomegranate arils, pears, apples, persimmons, or oranges). The recipe above for Nutty Maple Vinaigrette is perfect for such a salad!
You can use Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar almost anywhere you use maple syrup. Think pancakes, waffles yogurt, and oatmeal. Drizzling it over ice cream or bread pudding, use it in cakes and frosting, toss fruit in it, glaze pork (especially bacon, pork chops, and ham), and more!
We like to put it on a cheese plate over goat cheese, blue cheese, or on baked brie. And these candied pecans are an excellent addition to your cheese board or salads. Get gourmet with our Fig & Ricotta Pizza with Maple Balsamic Glaze. Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar is a delicious secret ingredient for beef in our Braised Beef Roast with Maple Balsamic Mop.
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