Fondo di Montebello
Our company Fondo Montebello was founded in 1991 by Massimo Bellodi, whose family has been handing down the traditional recipe of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena for many generations.
Fondo Montebello consistently wins the trust and appreciation of tough markets as Europe and the USA thanks to the effort and resources we put in making a top quality Balsamic Vinegar.
We strive to be regarded not only as a manufacturer of a niche product, but as a company capable of providing a wider selection of items, ranging from Balsamic Vinegar to salad dressings, vinegar mustards and natural glazes with different and captivating flavours.
In order to meet the requirements of our clients we are now able to provide also top quality handcrafted complementary products as pasta, extra virgin olive oil and Chianti Classico, Prosecco Doc, alongside with vinegar, all of which are still branded Fondo Montebello.
The Nineties – How it all began. Among the members of Bellodi family the love for balsamic vinegar is undying. At the end of 1991 Mr. Massimo Bellodi eventually decides to take it to a new level and start a small vinegar cellar inside a farmer house. Hung on a wall inside this house, he found a small and rusty metal plate with a name carved onto it. Believing it was a good omen, Mr. Bellodi took it as the name of his new business. That name was Fondo Montebello. Thanks to the fine taste of Bellodi’s vinegars, the word spread fast. Within a short time the small cellar became a well-known business in the area. At the beginning, Mr. Bellodi used to sell limited quantities to single consumers or small local businesses, but he quickly expanded his commercial network to bigger restaurants. That was, until one day a customer from Germany placed an order worth more than 5 million liras (the Italian currency used before Euro). We are proud of having retained this historical first customer until now and still serving him.
Following the initial success, the company started growing at a fast pace and eventually moved into a bigger facility, able to accommodate advanced bottling equipment. All throughout this resizing phase, the traditional recipe of our Balsamic Vinegar was kept genuine and unaltered.
THE TURNING POINT
The turning point for Fondo Montebello is the come of a new shareholder in 2013. The new CEO, Mr. Francesco Piccolo, shares the same mindset as Massimo Bellodi – to bet on innovation. Mr. Piccolo brings fresh ideas and a new vision to our team. He holds in great value the knowledge and expertise of those who grew up with Fondo Montebello. He designs new products for our most loyal customers by listening to their needs. He also invests resources in strengthening the brand and in turn the positioning of our vinegar in an increasingly tough market.
Extra Virgin Oil
With an intense and brilliant color presents a melting scirup like density. It is a food condiment with a full-bodied flavour, it comes in handy and stylish moulded pvc bottles for food use. This dressing is suitable from starters to dessert, fruits, ice-cream and also to garnish a slices of cake. Great to give a touch of class in addition to simplicity.