To spread the authentic knowledge of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO, Sofia Malagoli has created a line of excellent products capable of enhancing it in new, innovative ways, always respecting the ancient tradition of Modena.
Sofia Luxury Chocolates is a line of luxury chocolates where three different forms of gold blend.
Dark chocolate, real 22 karat gold and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO.
This is a true jewel to taste that best expresses the excellence of which the product is the spokesperson in the world.
Sofia, un gioiello di passione
With the support of expert Maîtres Chocolatiers, Sofia Malagoli created a real jewel to taste.
The chocolate is a unique way to enjoy the family’s black gold, which is the DOP Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
Each chocolate is the blend of the authentic DOP Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, high quality dark chocolate and precious 22 karat gold.
This exclusive edition of Sofia, un gioiello di passione, is the perfect taste combination and is consistent with the traditions of excellence in Modena.
How was Sofia created?
Sofia Malagoli wanted to develop new ways to enjoy the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
However, it was vital for the product to transmit the highest standards. She wanted to create something special, and something that represented an entirely different way of enjoying her product.
She thought that chocolate pralines would have been a perfect fit, but she needed to be sure that the product would have represented the highest standard and was uncertain on how to proceed. An entrepreneur who Sofia met at his factory provided guidance, he is the owner of one of the biggest acetaie in Modena - and she was very eager to meet him. The gentleman helped her and told her his story about how he developed his business. With his inspiration, Sofia is extremely excited to innovate, she knows that she will put all her heart into it. Sofia is confident that her sacrifices will lead to success.
Sofia Luxury Chocolates is proudly part of Frankly My Dear Boutique at the Scarlet Pearl Casino in the USA!
Sometimes when we show our new gold chocolates, people are astonished and a little bit skeptical about eating gold!
We want to reassure you about it, humans can eat this gold and it has no health impact. The gold we use meets the technical safety requirements of the European Parliament directive 94/36/EC.
Furthermore, there are many chefs who have been using it in the kitchen for several years; unfortunately its use is not an absolute novelty!
This noble element of the Periodic Table is 100% natural. Created by nature and worked by men.
Gold is melted in a crucible, then made an ingot, then pressed many times until it forms a thin sheet. Extruded by rotating rollers, it comes to form a sheet of large surface and thickness around 100 microns. Then cracked in various shapes, to form light, flakes.
After graduating from high school, Sofia decided to follow her father's footsteps and study Civil Engineering at the University of Bologna. After her first year of University, Sofia decided to turn her father’s passion for Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOP (Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) into a business.
Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and the support of her parents and friends, she began to promote their Acetaia and to sell their Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOP. She began planning events at the Acetaia, welcoming local and international tourists as well as building a sale network.
Sofia has taught seminars on Traditional Italian Products and Balsamic Vinegar at the Wine & Gourmet Exhibition in Japan, 2017 as well as in Luxembourg to two classes of high school students.
Sofia is a consultant to the President of the DOP Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Consortium and she organized the first Trophy of the Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena to celebrate the 18th birthday of the DOP Certification, where more than 50 classic and sports cars participated, it was a great success and she will now organize its second edition.
One of her last creations is represented by the chocolates where her great passion for her job is wonderfully expressed!