Broad hips and a nice smile. Grandma was like that. A true Modenese “rezdora”, or housewife. Just like any “rezdora”, she was the mainstay of the family. She lived for us. Her mission was to nourish us and she did so with all sorts of good things. Care, attention, love and patience (lots of patience!) were the trump cards she played each day without ever asking for anything in return. She was mother to four sons and in the countryside of Modena after
the Second World War, this meant she had her work cut out, but she never complained. Not only have we inherited her love of meeting people, but we’ve also learnt everything there is to know about traditional balsamic vinegar. From cooking the must (a slow, unhurried process) to its transfer from cask to cask. Progressively smaller and increasingly precious. The only way to obtain traditional balsamic vinegar with a persistent flavour, rich in colour and intense fragrance.