For the people of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Aceto Balsamico is the flavor of home. Today, consumers can find Aceto Balsamico di Modena in shops and supermarkets around the world. Thanks to its versatily, it is a highly-prized condiment both for professional chefs and cooking aficionados. But in the not-so-distant past, many people from Modena would not leave the region without their own little flask just in case a dish needed enhancing with a few fragrant drops. In the homes of Modena and Reggio Emilia, shapely cruets etched with age dispense the condiment on specialties like Parmigiano Reggiano, carpaccio and grilled veal chops.