We stumbled across Sticky Balsamic at a local Farmers Market one very windy Melbourne morning, and wondered how such a mind blowing flavour bomb had gone under our radar. As a result, it was one of the very early additions to the Local Pantry Co range, so we're well over due for a word with them! Here is a little more about Sticky Balsamic, where they're from and where they're headed.
HOW DID STICKY BALSAMIC COME TO BE?
The inspiration behind Sticky Balsamic is to help people make even tastier food, easily at home. The decision to start the business was a quick one, as we know the product was excellent and would be well received by people.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS?
Our products are all handmade in Victoria by our chefs in small batches. We proudly use only pure ingredients (no additional preservatives, buffers etc.) so they are all as allergy free as possible.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT FOOD?
Combining fresh, local ingredients into something exciting, new and delicious!
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL WEEKEND MENU?
Bacon hash with poached eggs for breakfast, lightly seared tuna with a nicoise salad for lunch (use Sticky Balsamic Lemon), roast duck with roast vegies for dinner (use Sticky Balsamic Orange), dessert of fresh fruit and ice-cream with Sticky Balsamic Fig drizzled over it.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE DISH TO COOK AT HOME?
My favourite dish to cook changes all the time, but at the moment it is Roast Chicken Breast with Pearl Barley and Pumpkin salad. This uses Sticky Balsamic Premium Quince which is light and adds an extra dimension effortlessly.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY AT STICKY BALSAMIC LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
Visiting the factory, organising the day, visiting stockists, emails and other administration work.
WHERE WOULD YOU TRAVEL ON YOUR IDEAL FOOD ADVENTURE?
Italy, as that is where all the good food and wine is.
WHO IS YOUR FOOD HERO AND WHY?
George Biron who used to own Brae restaurant. He introduced the slow cooking movement into Australia and is an excellent chef.
WHAT IS NEXT FOR STICKY BALSAMIC?
Continuing to add to our product range and expand our reach so that everyone can enjoy tastier food, easily.
If you would like to add an award winning flavour (or two) from the Sticky Balsamic range to your pantry, you can find them here: