Carandini Vinegar

A Modenese Tale of Taste

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Carandini vinegar. Passion preserved.

Ever since 1641, the finest vinegar of Modena has borne the surname Carandini, one of the oldest noble families of Modena. 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, 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.

Our Big Family.

At Carandini we have always given great importance to people and each of our employees is an active part of our big family.
Carandini values multiculturalism and respects its traditions and values, promoting the development of each employee and creating an environment that allows to maximize the degree of satisfaction and increase the wealth of skills of each resource.
Carandini promotes fair equality in the workplace and the percentage of women in our team is constantly increasing. In addition, in the three-year period from 2018-2020 recruitment were evenly distributed: 50% women and 50% men.

Our numbers for 2020 :

An increasingly responsible packaging.

Thanks to our commitment and awareness and training on the issue of waste disposal, in the last three years (2018-2020) we have reduced the waste produced by more than 8 tons, with the aim of reducing it by a further 10% in the next three years (2021-2023).

The environment and the outlook for a Circular Economy.

Since 2015 we have equipped ourselves with a state-of-the-art biological purification system, which biologically treats the residual water of the internal processing.
Natural products which enhance the biological digestion of the polluted water entering the purification process - in particular, calcium bicarbonate - are added to support the natural bio-organisms which remove the organic substances contained in these waters.
The system results in:

The first Carandini Green Kilometre.

In 2020 we planted more than 100 trees around our Scandiano plant, thus creating the first “Carandini Green Km”.

Certified quality

We have never stopped believing in quality. Our four centuries of history speak for themselves, as well as the certifications we have obtained.
Every detail of our production must meet the highest quality standards. Only in this way can we offer our customers the highest quality and safety.