Daniele Malagoli is civil & hydraulic engineer and deep lover of the traditions of his own Land.
He has worked as an Engineer in Italy, America, Africa and Romania, where he still owns one of the biggest companies for the extraction and processing of aggregate.
While working and travelling abroad, he came in contact with different cultures and customs, yet he has never forgotten his very own. It is thanks to his family tradition and passion for the production of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO that today Acetaia Malagoli Daniele is one of the biggest acetaie in the Modena area. When he was not busy working or travelling, Daniele has always worked with great commitment for his numerous passions that he is now sharing with his wife Barbara and their two daughters, Sofia and Taisia. Since she was a child, Sofia has spent a lot of time with her father in their acetaia, chatting and helping with easy tasks. During those precious hours together, Sofia has developed her love for Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, to the point that she has decided to turn the family’s passion into a business.
Barbara is a formers hotel owner and manager who decided to be a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her two daughters. Barbara and Daniele got married very young, when she was only 20 years old and Daniele 28. They dreamt about a large family and a house in the countryside for their children to happily live and play. Yet, they had to fight against many difficulties and only after 12 years of marriage their first daughter was born. Right after Sofia’s birth, Daniele bought the house where they still live today and where they have their acetaia. In this new house, Daniele found the perfect space for his Balsamic passion and increased the number of barrels for the production of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO, adding more barrels to those inherited from his father. His decision was perfectly consistent with local traditions, in fact, in the past, fathers of new-born baby girl used to start a new batteria (series of minimum 5 barrels) for the production of Balsamic to grant it as a dowry at the marriage of his daughter.
Sofia, the older daughter
After graduating from high school, Sofia decided to follow her father’s footsteps and study Engineering at University of Bologna. Yet, after her first year of University, Sofia had the idea to turn Daniele’s passion for Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena into a business. Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and the support of her parents, she started to promote their Acetaia and their Traditional Balsamic not only among family and friends. She started planning events at the acetaia, welcoming local and international tourists and building a solid sales network.
During Milan Expo 2015, the Municipality of Modena granted Sofia the possibility of selling her products in a Temporary Store in the heart of the city, the perfect location to promote the culinary excellence of her territory and present her Balsamic to tourists and locals. Once again, her family was very enthusiast about her result and fully supported Sofia during the six-month opening of the shop.
Now Sofia continues to work for her company and she always tries to do her best for her customers in order to give them the best offer.
Sofia commited the Balsamic objective with all herself and now she is one of the council member of Federaceti and the consultant of the President of the DOP Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Consortium.
She has been to Japan in april 2017 to Wine&Gourmet exhibition and she did a seminar about the Traditional product and recently also in Luxembourg in a high school to explain to the students the differences between the products people can buy to the supermarket or in gourmet shops.
Her last creation is represented by the chocolate pralines where is wonderfully expressed her great passion for her job!
Taisia, the younger daughter
Taisia, who is 6 years younger than Sofia, recently enrolled at University of Parma where she is taking a Bachelor Degree in Gastronomic Sciences. She is an amateur photographer and often uses her skills and expertise to take amazing pictures of their acetaia or help her sister Sofia with the numerous tourists that visit Acetaia Malagoli Daniele every day.