The book

“Il Balsamico, the black gold of Modena" is the official book on Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (IT/EN) published by Artioli 1899 in November 2020, for which Sofia Malagoli worked in the role of Editorial Coordinator. Thanks to the patronage of the Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOP, the Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP, the Consorteria di Spilamberto, the Municipality of Modena and the Emilia Romagna Region, the book acts as an authoritative spokesperson for the products that have made Modena famous throughout the world.

Several international chefs offered a recipe with Balsamic Vinegar, enriching the work with value and credibility, unquestionably confirmed by the preface kindly edited by Massimo Bottura.

The idea

From an idea of Enrico Ricci Artioli, who is a pretigious publisher of Modena, this publication on Balsamic Vinegar (DOP & IGP) of Modena comes to life.

Thanks to his friendship with Sofia Malagoli and her involvement in the balsamic world, Enrico entrusts the work to Sofia. She welcomed it with an extreme sense of responsibility, making every effort to create an institutional book on the two balsamic vinegars of Modena: “Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP" and "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI".