Most of us are familiar with traditional balsamic vinegar. Some use it as a salad dressing, or to add some extra flavor to a meat dish, others even pair it with their favorite cheese plate…but what about white balsamic vinegar? Is there a difference?
White balsamic vinegar has a wide range of uses. Many chefs use this vinegar because of its clear color that will not turn a salad dressing or sauce the dark color that a traditional balsamic vinegar would. White balsamic vinegar is also produced differently than traditional balsamic. Though each process starts with the same white Trebbiano grapes, with this vinegar, the white-grape must is pressure-cooked to prevent it from browning before it’s aged for a short time period.