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One producer in particular, Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars, produces a range of interesting infused vinegars which deliver a fruit-packed punch equally suitable for savoury as well as sweet dishes.
We’ve already given our approval to Womersley’s Cherry and Blackberry vinegars and also their Blackcurrant & Mint Dressing, which has been our favourite to date. And now we have a new favourite – Orange & Mace Vinegar.
Golden in colour and fragrant on the nose, the smell is warm and inviting. We poured some on to a teaspoon to get an unadulterated taste and thought at first it was slightly medicinal in character – this is by no means a negative criticism. The orange is zesty with the right balance of bitterness and the mace gently builds to a comforting warmth.
The Orange & Mace Vinegar really comes into its own when partnered with food though and despite its sweet flavour, in combination with savoury foods, it proves itself to be a revelation.
The vinegar is an obvious partner to fruit salad or poached bananas and desserts such as a bowl of ice cream but splash some into carrots or an oriental stir-fry and you’ve a whole new flavour experience. Do try it over fish too especially something like sole, not too much, just a little is all that’s needed to lift and enhance the flavour of the fish.
We are pleased to award Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars our 'Artisan Food Trail Approved' status for their Orange & Mace Vinegar.
To find out more about Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars visit their page on The Artisan Food Trail here.