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Kosher Balsamic Vinegar?

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ChocolateLady Jan 17, 2012 04:50 PM

I am looking for a good quality Balsamic Vinegar that is kosher. Can anyone help with recommendations?

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    Moishefrompardes Jan 17, 2012 08:52 PM

    the best one is available at fairway. but my certification doth not allow it.

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      kosherfoodfan Jan 17, 2012 09:13 PM

      I will certainly defer to my favorite chef - thank you for the tip. Will look for the fairway balsamic next time I need it!

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        DeisCane Jan 18, 2012 06:23 AM

        Mazzetti makes the best with certification, in my experience.

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          EvanM Jan 18, 2012 08:58 PM

          Fairway has a good one called, I think, Carlotta with the hashgacha of Rabbi Belinow of Milan. The other Italian ones have hashgocho of Rabbi Garelik of Milan.

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            cheesecake17 Jan 20, 2012 08:30 AM

            Last time I was in Fairway (UWS) the only brand t hey had was Tonelli. I think it was $8 for the bottle. Probably not the best balsamic, but I use it mainly to roast cippolini onions or to splash on my own salad. Husband won't go near the stuff.

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        queenscook Jan 20, 2012 01:20 PM

        Is the brand Fairway? If not, which brand is it?

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          Moishefrompardes Jan 21, 2012 05:36 PM

          carlotta, fairly sure only fairway distributes it. i use bartenura at the restaurant. carlotta is way better.

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            SimonF Jun 25, 2012 03:23 PM

            Fairway doesnt carry it any more. Does anyone else sell it?

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              asher13 Jun 25, 2012 04:57 PM

              Looks like you can still get it through their online store http://www.fairwaymarket.com/carlotta...

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          queenscook Jun 25, 2012 06:00 PM

          Which certification is it?

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            EvanM Jun 25, 2012 08:28 PM

            The certification is rabbi Belinow of Milan, if fairway doesn't have it in the stores they probably just have not updated the website. They don't seem to have a kosher buyer anymore so no way to know if it is just temporarily out of stock, or not even made any more...

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          kosherfoodfan Jan 17, 2012 05:55 PM

          Bartenura makes an excellent quality balsamic vinegar.

          http://www.kedem.com/images/141005.pdf

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            glattpiggy Jan 17, 2012 06:21 PM

            Bartenura Balsamic is disgusting.
            Will ruin a dish.
            Passable when reduced and has a fair amount of sugar added.

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              kosherfoodfan Jan 17, 2012 06:37 PM

              Whoa, pretty harsh words. IMO It is far from "disgusting". I have used it in many dishes that were fantastic. As far as I know, It is impossible to get authentic balsamic vinegar with kosher certification, so this is probably the best you can get right now.
              FYI - Rabbi Yitzchak Abade permits many kinds of authentic Balsamic vinegar without certification, on the grounds that it is mevushal. For info, see www.kashrut.org.

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