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Greek condiment balsamic vinegar with white truffle is a rare product, free of additives or artificial colorings. Dirfys truffles are armed exclusively with endless flavor and superior quality! Grown in Evia, an island known for its rare flora, this fabulous Greek white truffle enters the perfect union with gourmet balsamic vinegar for a wildly successful gourmet treat. In ancient Greece, the truffle was known as "hydnon" and was believed to be the result of the lightning bolts leveled by Zeus upon the earth. It was greatly appreciated as a gourmet treat but it was also sought after for its medicinal uses and, mainly, for its aphrodisiac effects. Pliny the Elder called truffles "Nature’s wonders" while philosopher Porphyrius hailed them as "children of the gods" At the opposite site the balsamic vinegar invented centuries ago as a medicinal balsam (as its name denotes) for using only from Queens and Kings. Through the time, the balsamic vinegar started entering in gastronomy, boosting the flavors. In Greece it is produced by fermentation from specific variation of grapes (basically Corinthian currant). The processing procedure starts with boiling the juice of grapes until it becomes fruity syrup. At next, it maturates in casks where acquires the special aroma, the dark color and caustic sweetness. The "Dirfys" company produces amazing condiment balsamic vinegar with truffle, which excites our palate!
  • Net Weight
    110ml
  • Gross Weight
    265g
  • Width
    5.2cm
  • Depth
    5.2cm
  • Height
    13.2cm
Product History
Vinegar production is based on the conversion of alcohol into acetic acid. Historically, vinegar is the oldest and most popular of the spices used in gastronomy. Its origins go hand by hand with the use of wine, approximately in 6000 B.C, as they are both the natural outcome of the product of alcoholic fermentation. The Greeks used it widely in cooking and they are the first to distinguish different kinds of vinegar based on its place of origin. As far as the link between vinegar and well- being is concerned, it dates way back, as, by nature, vinegar has disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. Ancient physicians Hippocrates and Galen used vinegar as a medicine and so did the Egyptians, the Romans, the Chinese, etc.
Meet the producer: Dirfis
Dirfis

In 2006, two young men, Eleftherios Lahouvaris and Athanasios Mastroyannis, both university graduates in Agriculture but also with great experience in mushroom growing, founded "Dirfis" – a company situated Northern Evia. Being dedicated and passionate lovers of the agricultural mycology sector, they are ‘fiercely’ engaged in the cultivation of pleurotus mushrooms and in the production of products of high gastronomical and bioactive, functional value. They participate in pioneering research projects in cooperation with universities; they constantly make sure they keep up to date with the latest developments in their field. Moreover, they share their knowledge of mushrooms through international congresses and seminars.

What "Dirfis" does, is to collect and dry wild mushrooms found in the Greek forests and launch them to the market. Eleftherios and Athanasios aim at creating new products based on mushrooms and also emphasizing their nutritious and bioactive ingredients.Dirfis has installed its mushroom cultivation unit at a safety distance of 7 km from the substrate production unit to ensure that conditions of hygiene are kept high and that risk of infection during pasteurization and incubation is kept at its lowest possible level.

Dirfis chose its location at the foothills of Mount Dirfis very carefully using stringent environmental criteria. The company’s production unit is surrounded by lush vegetation and is characterized by a terrain that is ideal for the creation of the microclimate mushrooms need in order to grow. The location of the plant is free of any vehicle or industrial pollution and follows to the letter all the specifications necessary in producing wholesome products that are rid of any external polluting factors. One of the most impressive natural phenomena is how rapidly and suddenly mushrooms appear. That phenomenon is directly linked to the evaporation rate of the mycelium’s growing fruit body and osmotic pressure. By applying the appropriate ventilation and by maintaining the cultivation cabin at the right temperature and humidity, the Dirfis team ensures that the evaporation rate of its precious cultivations will remain within required levels.

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Evia Island
The history of the region, dates way back to ancient times. Throughout the 2500 years of its recorded history, starting from the Neolithic era, this region witnessed many conquerors - Spartans, Athenians, Macedonians, Romans, Venetians and Ottomans.In terms of its natural landscape, Evia Island is a combination of the absolutely wonderful lush green mountains and the sapphire blue water of the sea which surrounds it – a unique combination indeed! The stunning beaches, the deep blue sea with its redeeming qualities, all mingle with the majestic and imposing presence of the mountain - the rich forested peaks, the olives trees, fig trees and fir trees are all awe-inspiring!
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Balsamic vinegar with white truffle from Evia "Dirfis" 110ml

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Product code: 001681 Gross Weight 265g
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Greek truffles, that self-growing marvel, can be found on the slopes of Mount Dirfys, island of Evia. Vastly popular for its delicate taste and subtle perfume, Dirfys’ Greek truffle is tenderly combined with premium Greek balsamic vinegar for a result that sends your gourmet creations to another dimension!
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