Hello everybody and welcome to Celia's Gourmet Foods!
We are proud producers of Unique Small Batch, Hand Crafted, Hand Bottled, Gourmet Specialty Food Products all produced in Bend, Oregon.
Here at Celia's Gourmet Foods we are proud to bring you our Mama Celia's finest original and creative recipes. We use only the finest of ingredients sourced as local as possible. We are very proud to be pioneering these products in the wonderful town of Bend located in the high desert area of Central Oregon.
Tom's grandmother "Mama Celia" always said to treat people with a smile and use the best ingredients possible. Even though she was deaf since childhood, she had a keen insight into life and a fine taste for the exquisite flavors the world has to offer.
Our Balsamic Vinegar supplier began their artisan vinegar company in 1889. Located in the Modena area of Italy surrounded by rural farmlands. Prepared using ancient traditional procedures, the process begins with careful selection of the Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes. They are ideal for the high sugar content required for production. These grapes are pressed and the resulting juice called “must” is heated in copper cauldrons until the volume is reduced through evaporation to about 40% of the original weight. The liquid is then decanted into wooden barrels (chestnut, oak, juniper and cherry) and left to age and transform into vinegar. As time goes by, part of the liquid evaporates and part of the liquid is absorbed into the wood. The liquid is transferred into smaller barrels while the new “must” is added to “top off” the bigger barrel. And so continues the process.
Our Balsamic Vinegars are a true artisan quality product from centuries old recipes with no added sugars or starches.