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Below are some uses and recipes for authentic Vino Cotto. Give them a try and create your own favorites!

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*For recipes using balsamic vinegar, create your own! Cooked wine syrup (mosto cotto) is a key ingredient found in condiment-grade balsamic vinegar. Ingredients needed:
Vino Cotto di Montillo and distilled vinegar, that's it! Or, if you want the balsamic sweet flavor without the acidity, replace balsamic vinegar with straight Vino Cotto.

Use Vino Cotto for Tasty Results

Primary Source: Mount Majura, Australia, 2008
Secondary Source: Montillo Italian Foods, USA, 2008


Use Vino Cotto instead of honey or golden syrup when baking biscuits, cookies or cakes.

With Desserts

Drizzle Vino Cotto over your favorite ice cream or cakes. For a thicker, smooth-textured Vino Cotto syrup topping, follow the recipe above.

Balsamic Vinegar

Easily create your own balsamic vinegar by adding Vino Cotto to distilled vinegar, adjusting each ingredient to taste. For a sweeter-tasting balsamic vinegar, simply add more Vino Cotto. Whisk well to emulsify the ingredients before serving.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/2 cup Vino Cotto di Montillo
1/4 tsp Kosher salt (optional)
1/4 cup classic olive oil
1/4 cup distilled vinegar

Mix ingredients well to emulsify the dressing, then drizzle over salads, vegetables, and more; or use it as a marinade. Add more Vino Cotto to the mixture if you prefer a sweeter, smoother flavor.

Or, try adding Vino Cotto to your favorite store-bought Italian vinaigrette to quickly enhance its flavor and prepare a taste that's just right for you.

Roasting Vegetables

Season vegetables such as onions, carrots, fennel, and green beans with salt and freshly-ground black pepper. Whisk Vino Cotto with an equal amount of extra virgin olive oil and toss through vegetables before roasting in a tightly-covered roasting dish, or aluminum pan covered with aluminum foil. Toss vegetables occasionally until done.

Sauces for Meat, Poultry and Seafood

Make a delicious sauce for sautéed beef, poultry and seafood, such as salmon and shrimp, by deglazing the skillet with Vino Cotto. For roasted poultry, baste with Vino Cotto near the end of cooking time, then add a little Vino Cotto to the pan juices to make a rich, tasty sauce.

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For any recipe that includes balsamic vinegar, simply create your own by combining Vino Cotto di Montillo and distilled vinegar. Or, if you prefer a non-acidic taste to the dish, replace balsamic vinegar with straight Vino Cotto. Buon appetito!

Main Courses with Vino Cotto

Main Courses with Balsamic Vinegar

Desserts, Condiments & Toppings with Vino Cotto

Desserts, Condiments & Toppings with Balsamic Vinegar

Side Dishes & Salads with Vino Cotto

Side Dishes & Salads with Balsamic Vinegar


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