Ortalli is tradition and Italian know-how since 1899
Stories that we tell are the ones that stand the test of time, like traditions passed from generation to generation. Ours started in Italy in 1899 with Vittorio Ortalli, who set out to make the best Aceto Balsamico di Modena for his family.
His passion nourished a dream to take the family firm to new heights and beyond distant horizons by creating new dressings to share Italian gastronomy with the rest of the world. This tradition lives on in us today. Ortalli oils and vinegars are the living embodiment of that spirit.
Ortalli enhances your dishes with Italian know-how. With the best ingredients and painstaking attention to detail from field to table, these are authentic products with exceptional flavour.
Because being true to our origins is the only way we can be true to ourselves.
Veramente Originale, our story
Love for the land
First and second generation
They grew vines and other typical foods of the Mediterranean diet and Italian culture, such as durum wheat.
Our first Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale
Vittorio Ortalli inherited the passion for harvested products. He fell in love with the traditional production of Aceto Balsamico di Modena, the black gold of his land: Modena.
This is how the family tradition of making Italian dressings was born.
Family business and internationalisation
The fourth generation, represented by Andrea Ortalli, turned the family passion into a business. He built our first factory and took the Italian treasure of Ortalli to the world.
To this day, each bottle of Ortalli is the result of the patience, practice, care and skill that we place in it, from field to the bottle.
Our new range of extra virgin olive oils has been created to meet all customer demands with the best ingredients.
The home and origin of Ortalli
The Italian provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia are the only places in the world where the true balsamic vinegar of Modena can be produced.
Our products have a lot to tell. A story of four generations, the love for Italian lands and the passion for the best flavour.
Everything we do is based on three fundamental pillars that make the difference:
We respect our origin.
The age-old craft, creativity and respect for the original flavour.
IN A TRADITIONAL WAY
We are passionate about traditions that endure, the ways things have always been done. The art of creating without haste.
QUALITY AND TRANSPARENCY
From field to the bottle. We tell the story of our products through Blockchain traceability.
The Ortalli family has poured its passion and wisdom into vinegar production to produce the best possible products for generations. Loyal to Italian tradition, these days, we supply a wide variety of premium quality products typical of our national culture, such as olive oil, pasta, pesto and vinegar.
From field to bottle
QUALITY GRAPE MUST
The grape juice is the key ingredient. The must is cooked for hours until it acquires its characteristic creamy texture and intense aroma. We use only the best: cooked must, without thickeners. No concentrates are used.
MADE WITHOUT HASTE
Aging and acetification (the process of making vinegar) takes place in quality wooden barrels. A process of more than two months.
FROM ITALY TO YOUR TABLE
Each bottle is carefully packaged at our facility in Modena, Italy. Modena and Reggio Emilia are the only places in the world where the true balsamic vinegars of Modena are allowed to be produced.
Only seven types of grapes can be used to make a balsamic vinegar.
Once the grapes have reached their peak of ripeness harvesting begins.
Each Ortalli product is created with a careful selection of the best ingredients.
Made according to the ancient tradition of Modena. The must is carefully mixed with the best wine vinegar. A delicate process supervised by our master vinegar maker. Each of our balsamic vinegars is unique and has it owns specific profile.
I.G.P. CERTIFIED QUALITY
Each batch is stored after maturation and controlled and certified by Cosorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena.
The story of our vinegars through Blockchain
Follow each step of our products’ process through Blockchain traceability technology. From the field to your bottle.
This added value consists of explaining the traceability of our products, from the origin of the ingredients, production and certification to bottling.
An innovative way to have more information about our various products.
The aim is transparency and the guarantee of authenticity in each phase of our processes.
All of our products are subject to continuous improvement and are assessed through internal and external audits based on the certifications, quality management and food safety systems implemented.
We also have internationally certified Management Systems to ensure our products’ highest standards of quality and food safety and the exhaustive quality control and traceability of our entire supply chain.
We are proud members of the Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena, a group of producers who work together to protect the origin, history and culture of these PGI products so that only the best vinegars reach our customers.
ORTALLI S.R.L. a s.u.
Via Emilia Ovest, 1680
41123 Modena (Italy)