the essence of the Made in Modena excellence.
Sofia Malagoli, after graduating from high school, starts to study Civil Engineering at University of Bologna as her father wants.
Yet, after her first year of University, Sofia has the idea to turn Daniele’s hobby (her father) for DOP Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena into a business.
Sofia spent the first six years of life in her mother’s family hotel.
There, she used to spend lots time with many people who had different backgrounds and nationality. Even if her dad wants her to be a civil engineer like him, she doesn’t feel that job into her heart. For this reason parallel to the study at Uni she starts her own business.
Welcoming people and sharing time with them was a feeling too rooted in her blood to think to spend her life closed in a office working on projects and bureaucracy. She ccan't think to be all day focused on numbers and math formulas, without any relationship with international people and a different environment.
Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and the support of her mum, she starts to promote the Acetaia and her family's DOP Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena not only among family and friends.
Sofia starts planning events at the Acetaia, welcoming local and international tourists and building a solid network and now, many experiences that authentically make tourists live as locals visiting some of the greatest companies of the area!
Now Acetaia Malagoli Daniele clientele is 90% not-European.
Sofia's latest creations are represented by Sofia Luxury Chocolates and Lucilla Anti-Aging Facial Cream, new ways to enjoy and discover the old tradition represented by Sofia's beloved DOP Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
Furthermore from the beginning Sofia tries to build up a strong network with local companies. She is convinced that to be successful you have to be part of a team and the stronger it is, the more it will accomplish! (Read more about her news).
Last but not least, Sofia Malagoli is the editorial coordinator of “L’Oro Nero di Modena”, which is a prestigious book on the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (PDO & PGI).
The book has been patronized by the “Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena”, the “Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena”, the “Consorteria dell’Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Spilamberto-Modena”, the Municipality of Modena and the Emilia-Romagna Region.
It represents an important editorial publication on which Sofia has worked hard to better explain the excellence of her territory. What is truly fantastic of the project is that many international chef supported it creating a recipe to share new ways to taste the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Again, Massimo Bottura - which does not need any presentation - supported Sofia’s project writing an emotional preface on emilian territory and its excellent products.
This book is truly unmissable!