Burren Balsamics, the Northern Irish producer of fruit infused culinary vinegars, has launched a new range of White Italian Condiments.
The four–strong range was introduced at two major food events – House and Garden Festival at London’s Olympia and the Fine Food Show in Harrogate.
Participation at both shows is central to a new marketing campaign by the artisan business, which is based at Richhill in county Armagh, to accelerate the growth in sales to Great Britain. It’s the first time that Burren Balsamics, a member of the Guild of Fine Food, has exhibited at the two food events in Britain.
The company, formed and managed by experienced chef Susie Hamilton Stubber, gained a gold award at last year’s Blas na hEireann, Irish National Food Awards.
The four flavours of vinegar in the new range are:
Original White Italian Condiment;
Wild Garlic Infused White Italian Condiment – this is a seasonal product which will be replaced by Beetroot and Cacao Nib off–season;
Tarragon Infused White Italian Condiment; and
Blood Orange and Cardamon Infused White Italian Condiment
Mrs Hamilton Stubber, commenting on the new range, says: “The new products are pale balsamics with delicate and rich flavours. They are also lower in acidity and ideal for a wide range of culinary applications. It’s a light condiment which won’t overpower a dish. I’ve been keen to add a light balsamic to my range of dark vinegars for some time and have been working to develop infusions for the range.
“The two shows, especially the Fine Food Show in Harrogate, offered ideal platforms to launch our new range. Fine Food was perfect because it attracted buyers, chefs and retailers, as well as bars, bakers, butchers, farm shops, food halls, delis, village shops, gift shops, garden centres, cheesemongers, cafés, restaurants and pubs,” Mrs Hamilton Stubber adds.
Burren Balsamics was the only artisan food business from Northern Ireland at Harrogate, a show organised by the UK Guild of Fine Food.
Harrogate Fine Food Show was an exclusive collection of new and established food and drink brands plus innovative packaging and preparation solutions.
Visitors to the show were able to meet and talk to the producers, as well as taste products that will have never been seen before at a trade show. Harrogate Fine Food Show introduced new producers and focuses on new trends in food and drink.
Burren Balsamics was established by Mrs Hamilton Stubber in 2014 on the back of her extensive experience in catering including a stint as a top chef in London. The company has a successful eight–strong range of balsamic vinegar, including Blackberry and Thyme, Bramley Apple and Chilli and Honey, which are on sale in delis in the UK and Ireland.