Antica Acetaia Cavedoni Dal 1860

Antica Acetaia Cavedoni Dal 1860

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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK6,253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I booked a tour that included the cheese, ham and vinegar and this was my favourite bit! The family here treat you well and like proper guests so hospitable! The balsamic vinegar (especially their red top one) is liquid gold I could have downed the bottle! Very informative and fun!
Written June 22, 2023
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Harriet H
San Diego, CA59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
The Antica Acetaia Cavedoni, started in 1860, is one of the oldest balsamic vinegar producers in Modena. The family run business continues to follow the artisanal techniques that have been passed down through the generations. Marcello, who speaks excellent English, is a sixth generation Cavedoni and was our genial tour guide. He explained the entire production process. The tour started outside where Marcello explained the types of grapes used and the consortiums that regulate the production of vinegar labeled DOP and IGP. The DOP certification, among other things, guarantees that the grapes are locally grown, the vinegar is locally produced and the product contains only cooked grape must, i.e. no colorants, preservatives, thickeners or sweeteners, and has been aged for a minimum of 12 years. To have the designation on the label of "extravecchio" it must be aged for at least 25 years! Regulations controlling the IGP designation are less stringent and allow the use of grapes grown outside the regions of Modina and Reggio Emilia. Also, vinegar labeled IGP may contain thickening agents, caramel, or other colorants - but it should be noted that Cavedoni IGP designated vinegar contains no such additives. After learning about the grapes and the different kinds of balsamic vinegar we went inside where Marcello explained how the vinegar is aged in "batteries" - sets of five or more successively smaller wooden aging barrels. We saw the first battery started by Marcello's ancestor in 1860! Marcello also told us about some interesting local customs relating to balsamic vinegar. Perhaps most impressive is that every step in the production process is done by hand under the supervision of family members. At the end of the tour we enjoyed a tasting of several types of balsamic vinegar produced in the Cavedoni Acetaia. Wow - the difference between this balsamic and the "balsamic" that I've purchased in supermarkets in the US is beyond description! We came home with several bottles and I hope we can go back for another delightful visit and more vinegar when our supply runs out! The following is their address and contact information:
Antica Acetaia Cavedoni
via Sinistra Guerro 34, 41014 Castelvetro (Modena), Italy.
Email: info@acetaiacavedoni.it
Written November 18, 2015
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Ismo R
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Friends
Cavedoni family has given new life to old farmhouse as Antica Acetaia.
One of the best Modena Balsamic Vinegar producers in the region.
Written November 6, 2014
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Bruce
Denver, CO10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Our host, Marcello, operates this balsamic production along with his father. Marcello was an absolutely wonderful host for my wife and I and gave us a detailed tour of how *actual* balsamic vinegar is produced. We had no prior experience with balsamic other than what we had seen in stores in the US, and Marcello's tour and explanation was a complete eye opener (suffice it to say that what most people are familiar with on grocery shelves is a poor imitation). He was a patient and extremely knowledgeable guide, answering all of our questions - it was so fascinating to me that I couldn't stop asking about details of the production. Furthermore, the education extended beyond balsamic to cheese, wine and traditional Italian food in general. This tour expanded my mind into Italian culture in ways that were so unexpected and wonderful.

After the tour Marcello treated us to Montepulciano wine (also made by his company), aged two and three year old parmesan cheese, and allowed us to sample various vinegars, one of which was over 100 years old!

Absolutely delightful tour, and a highlight for my wife during our trip. I'd recommend this to anyone interested in Italian culture, tradition, and especially food!
Written November 3, 2019
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AbroadandaBeau
Vienna, Austria161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This tasting was much more than that. We arrived and were shown around the property and vineyards outside. Once in we had a tour of the cellars and process of making. It isnt a massive production and is family owned/run so it feels very intimate and special. We quickly realized we’ve never tasted real balsamic after coming here. An array of local aperitifs were set out with the tasting.. salami, 2 different ages of parmesan, unforgettable ricotta with saba, and chocolate cake made by the family. Everything was great.. atmosphere, tour, and of course the taste of their vinegars. Go!
Written October 7, 2019
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davidworth59
Stoughton, WI142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We learned so much about how balsamic vinegar is made and about their family history that we will now be spending much more money in the future when we buy balsamic vinegar! So much better than what is in the grocery store. Marcello and the rest of the family are very gracious hosts and he shared with us some of their homemade Hazelnut liqueur that was also delicious. Buonissimo!!!
Written September 28, 2019
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TheAdventureSeeker5
Hong Kong, China28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
We went on this balsamic vinegar tour as part of our anniversary trip to Italy. We booked this tour because my husband wanted to try balsamic vinegar that is over 100 years old! The balsamic vinegar Cavedoni is a family run business so the whole tour was very warm, and not commercial at all~ after a tour where the host showed us their production process ajd their vinegar from 1860s, we had balsamic vinegar tasting. IGP, Condimento, DOP balsamic vinegar of 15 years, 30 years, 50, 80 and 100 years!

After that the host served us a generous lunch. Thought it would be some bread dipped in vinegar only but they gave us organic salad, cheese, wine, salami, ham and traditional Italian bread. The lunch was topped with some biscuits baked by the host's son (The 7th generation of he Cavedoni family?) And some grappa make by the host's father! We had so much fun, and a Very full stomach! All for 50 Euro per person. I heard Cavedoni only started advertising about their balsamic vinegar tours for 6 months or so (We booked The business tour via viator). I hope they have more visitors, as they really deserve it with this high quality! Btw the host said they are renovating the front part of the house so that it can be turned into a B&B, would be a great one. With the renovation going on and the obscure front door, we missed the entrance twice driving passed it. An old lady down the road lead us there when she saw "Cavedoni". It such a small village!
Written November 10, 2016
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Patti A
Maui, HI83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is one of the greatest things we have ever done. it was a small family owned business that has been there for seven generations. From the way they grow the grapes to the love and care that they give in the casks to making the purest and most delicious products we learn so much. Then to our delight and surprise, they fed us an avalanche of food and wine that was so fantastic we ended up skipping our dinner! I highly recommend this experience!
Written September 8, 2022
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kandalama18
London, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
I am so so glad I did this tour & would highly recommend it to anyone! Marcello & his father were so warm & welcoming. It was fascinating learning about the family traditions & the passion that goes into balsamic vinegar production! I will never look at balsamic vinegar the same again! We were treated to beautiful food & drink - what an experience! I was staying in Bologna so I got a train to Modena & then a taxi from there which cost around £40 (one way) - it was so worth it!
Written May 6, 2022
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Markus H
Munich, Germany38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
What an absolutely stunning experience!
Marcello Cavedoni is a phantastic host and knows EVERYTHING about Aceto Balsamico! And the history of the Acetaia and family Cavedoni is as impressive as touching. So much love, tradition and highest of quality in the products!
Since our visit I keep telling everyone to go there and I promise: After you´ve been there you will never again buy some cheap Fake-Balasmico of poor quality you get in every supermarket just because it says "Aceto Balasmico Di Modena G.O.P"!
This label says NOTHING about quality! Let Marcello tell you what real Balsamico is all about and taste a few drops of really old Aceto (I don´t reveal the age here but it´s REALLY old!!!) and you´ll become an Aceto-Connoisseur!
Written October 1, 2020
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