Carandini vinegar. 

Passion preserved.

Carandini vinegar. Passion preserved.

Ever since 1641, the finest vinegar of Modena has borne the surname Carandini, one of the oldest noble families in the Emilia Romagna region. Its healthful properties and characteristic flavor — bittersweet, balanced and harmonious — are the fruits of a long- established artisanal tradition handed down from generation to generation. From Antonio to Giuseppe, to Bianca and Emilio, the age-old craft has been passed from parent to child.

Now, as then, Silvia, Giovanni and Luca Carandini — the direct descendants of those noble practitioners of taste — are passionate about producing outstanding balsamic vinegars appreciated all over the world. From selecting the best ingredients to overseeing the ripening and aging cycles, each phase of production is strictly monitored to guarantee a product of the very highest quality. The perfect accompaniment to the world’s finest dishes, to good health and to a long life.

Old know-how, new technology.

Tradition is important. But it’s not everything. In the Carandini family we have managed to combine age-old expertise, handed down from generation to generation, with cutting-edge technology. From the choice of ingredients and the degree of ripening to the slow aging in different barrels with different aromas, the virtues of our recipes and the passion of our people are complemented by modern techniques, industrial efficiency and managerial ability. All this has allowed us to bring the finest Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and other condiments to tables all around the world.

Our passion never stops flowing.

Today, as ever, we produce our vinegar by starting with the finest ingredients and processing them according to the deep-rooted teachings of our ancestors. We make sure that every phase of the production process is fully respected: from selection of raw ingredients to monitoring the ripening and aging cycles in our cellars. It’s a passion that begins afresh each day.

Certified quality.

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We have never stopped believing in quality. Our four centuries of history speak volumes, as do the certifications we have obtained. Every detail of our production process must satisfy the highest quality standards. This allows us to be sure to offer the very best in terms of food safety and quality to our customers.

System Certifications :

UNI EN ISO 9001/2015 : To ensure the presence of a Quality Management System that reduces the risks connected to the variability and complexity of the context in which the company operates. This is the fundamental element to be pursued towards the customer and the other parties, for the enhancement of products and service offered.

IFS : To meet the needs of food safety, traceability, quality management, respect for the environment and to promote the effective selection of suppliers for their ability to supply safe products, compliant with contractual specifications and legal requirements.

BRC : To ensure the safety, legality and quality of branded products, imposing a systematic control of raw materials, semi-finished products, finished products, production environments and resources that interact in the processes.

FSMA ADDITIONAL MODULE : To demonstrate the preparation of the site in response to the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the new American legislation based on preventive controls to ensure quality.

ADDITIONAL MODULE MARKETING : To guarantee the marketing of bulk wine vinegars and bulk musts.


Product Certifications :

IGP CERTIFICATE : To valorise the characteristics of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena for the peculiarities due to the geographical area of origin.

ORGANIC PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE CONFORM TO REG . CE 834/07 : To offer products that respect the natural life cycles in which the human impact on the environment is reduced to a minimum and the operations are most natural possible.

(NOP) EQUIVALENCE BETWEE UE – USA : To market organic products, certified according to current European law, in the United States, to use the biological logo required by the country of destination.

(COR ) EQUIVALENCE BETWEE UE – CANADA : To market organic products, certified according to current European law, in Canada, to use the biological logo required by the country of destination.

JAS : To market organic products certified according to Japan law to use the JAS logo

NATURLAND : To market organic products obtained with raw materials supplied by small farmers who work with particular attention to sustainable development for the protection of ecosystems.

VEGAN : To market products obtained without using any raw material,or ingredient, of animal origin, in respect of consumers who apply a philosophy of life based on the rejection of each product of animal origin.

OGM NO PROJECT : To market safe products made with traceable raw materialsin the United States completely free of genetically modifiedorganisms.


Applied quality.

HACCP : To guarantee a self-control system that analyzes the production chain, identifies the risks associated with each stage of the production process and identifies the possible solutions.

OGM FRE : To guarantee the total absence of GMO contamination of theproduct and its ingredients.

GLUTEN FREE : To guarantee not only the absence of gluten or cereals containing gluten among the ingredients, but also the absence of potential sources of contamination during the production process phases.

SEDEX :  To join the worldwide collaborative platform for sharing ethical data between commercial partners, in support of an effective supply chain management for the improvement of the procedures to be followed within it.

C-TPAT : To implement security measures that guarantee the integrity and safety of processes that are relevant to the transport, handling and storage of goods and, more generally, of the entire supply chain.

TRIMAN : To guarantee the marketing in France of recyclable products for separate waste.