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In our shop you will find the best Italian condiments: from extra virgin olive oil to balsamic vinegar of Modena IGP.
Buy Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Online The extra virgin olive oil is 100% Italian, healthy and versatile, perfect for dressing both simple and elaborate dishes.
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the fundamental element of the Mediterranean diet and the revealed secret of many healthy recipes.
The health and therapeutic properties of olive oil have been known since the times of ancient civilizations when this extraordinary product was also known as liquid gold. The high international reputation of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils depends on four fundamental characteristics: low level of acidity, golden color, rich and intense flavor and an unmistakable fruity aroma.
All these characteristics are obtained thanks to the traditional cold pressing process. Only cold pressed oils are considered `Virgin`. Italy is the most important country in the world when it comes to producing quality extra virgin olive oil. In fact Italy has a series of producers of great importance and prestige that make extra virgin olive oil one of the most appreciated made in Italy products on the table of consumers worldwide.
Italy is the only country with 500 different varieties of olives that can produce very different and all excellent extra virgin olive oil characteristics. To make sure you are purchasing the right product, always look for the label that guarantees the product as Italian extra virgin olive, like the ones that you can buy in our store. Although treated and produced in compliance with consumer safety, the olive oil made in other countries it is often a product that does not contain the nutritional characteristics of the Italian one and is produced with systems and treatments that do not respect the freshness and nature of the olives (harvested from the ground, often not washed at the origin, sometimes a little withered).
The best Extra Virgin Oil in the world is an Italian Extra Virgin Oil: for nutritional characteristics, for the degree of acidity, for the polyphenol content and for the care that all Italian mills dedicate all year round to the territory and to the olive trees. Flavored Olive Oil In our online store you can also find a wide selection of chili, garlic, lemon, basil, black and white truffle flavored oils. If you are a lover of creative cuisine, these oils really give the chance to let your imagination run wild.
But in reality, any dish, even the very simple and traditional ones, can be enhanced with a touch of flavored oil. A very quick and typically Italian recipe like spaghetti “Aglio e Olio” is perfect with the spicy note of chili and garlic flavored oil.
The lemon flavored oil, on the other hand, refreshes and revives any salad. You can also try it on fish, even better if raw or cooked quickly on the grill. Last but not least, truffle oils are an elegant and delicious base for many Italian pasta dishes such as tagliatelle or risotto, and they also offer an excellent dressing for white and red meats.
Alongside our special selection of oils, you can find in our shop delicious balsamic vinegars, great for seasonings and marinades. Pinocchio's Pantry assures you the most pure and authentic balsamic vinegars directly from the Italian artisan production. Vinegar is a food discovered and used since ancient times, even mentioned in the Bible. It was also used in ancient Egypt and in Greek and Roman civilizations. Vinegar is always used historically not only as a condiment but also as a degreaser, disinfectant and even as a drink: in ancient Rome vinegar was diluted with water to obtain a drink called Posca.
The most famous of all vinegars is the balsamic vinegar of Modena which is sold after a long aging period in wood barrels.
Balsamic vinegar is a versatile ingredient that can make every dish original with a unique sweet and sour flavor. It can be used to enhance many dishes of Italian cuisine: from salads to desserts, passing through risottos, roasts, omelets and even on desserts and fruits such as cakes and strawberries. Since Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI is produced respecting the traditional method and the highest quality standards, Italian producers are able to obtain a range of fine products that can be bought in our online shop.
Discover our fine vinegars selection, each different from the other, and equally unmistakable. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI is born from the mixture of wine vinegar and concentrated cooked grape must, from 7 regional vines. Only Lambrusco, Trebbiano, Sangiovese, Ancelotta, Fortana, Montuni and Albana can give life to this ingredient with ancient origins. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI is such an extraordinary seasoning with many uses in Italian regional cuisine.
It gives taste and structure to dishes, its eclectic flavor makes it ideal for important combinations, a touch is enough to embellish hot dishes.
The body of High Density makes it perfect for refined gastronomic creations: ideal for creamy and round risottos but also for the freshest or most delicious desserts. There are two variants of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena with Medium Density: one softer and more aromatic designed to enhance hot dishes such as omelets or roasts and fish. The other one has a more silky and enveloping sensation that makes cold dishes unique, from carpaccio to raw or lightly seared vegetables. Discover the offers for the best Italian balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil available now on Pinocchio's Pantry.
Choose from our selection of Italian extra virgin olive and Balsamic Vinegars, easy to purchase online in our grocery store. We specialize in Italian food directly imported from the best producers of the “Bel Paese”.