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The Consorteria of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

The association named Consorteria of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar was born in 1967 in Spilamberto, a small town in the province of Modena and it is one of the fiercest guardian of this precious product. Keep on reading to discover more about it!

The main goal of the Consorteria of traditional Balsamic Vinegar is to promote and support, in every way possible, initiatives and events aimed at protecting and enhancing the product, as well as developing consumers’ awareness about it. Among the different initiatives, the Consorteria carries out training and courses on Balsamic Vinegar. Moreover, once a year it organizes the Palio di S. Giovanni, a competition where different producers fight for a prestigious prize.

The Consorteria counts a thousand members and has its headquarters in via Roncati 28 in Spilamberto. On 24 November 2002, the Consortium opened also a Museum dedicated to Traditional Balsamic Vinegar: this was a great enrichment for Museum System of the city of Modena. The museum represents an amazing opportunity for the diffusion of the “Balsamic” culture linked to the territory and its people.


The museum’s itinerary is extremely variegated and therefore attractive for different types of visitors: experts, students, restaurateurs, tourists, and even for those people who are simply curious about the product. Each exhibition has a didactic character and you can smell the aroma of Balsamic Vinegar all over the place thanks to a battery of barrels dating back to the beginning of the XVIIIth.

Here below the governing bodies:
Executive bodies
General Assembly of Members
Governing Council

On sunday February 24th the elections for the renewal of the Consortium’s Board of Directors were held, and on Wednesday 28 February the newly elected Council reconfirmed:

Maurizio FINI as Grand Master
Lorella BENEVENTI, Pavullo
Mascia CAMURRI, Cavezzo
Gian Luca CORAZZARI, Castelnuovo
Maurizio FINI, Modena
Giordano FORONI, Modena
Vania FRANCESCHELLI, Modena
Lino GAZZOTTI, Carpi
Emilio PATERLINI, Campogalliano
Giorgio RONCAGLIA, Modena
Giovanni SOLMI, Spilamberto
Dino STEFANI, Savignano sul Panaro
Vittorio VEZZELLI, Modena
Aldo ZANETTI, Modena

Major Council
composed, in addition to the members of the Governing Council, by the standard-bearers (people in charge of collecting of samples for the Palio di San Giovanni), by the heads of the local communities and by the master tasters.

…and these are the auditors for the three-year period 2010/2012:
Giulia Bazzani, Claudio Malmusi, Dino Mussi (effective) and Aronne Sala, Patrizia Riccò (substitutes) were nominated.

Board of Arbitrators
composed by Giorgio Ferrari, Ivan Ruggeri, Luciano Capponi.

Stay tuned if you want to find out more about Consorteria of traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena! in the next weeks we will explore the topic very in depth!


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