About Us

Here at The Golden Leaf we believe that nutrition can not only be a gourmet dining experience, but taste delicious as well. All of our balsamic vinegars are from Modena Italy and are barrel aged. They are also all natural. We use real dried fruit and real dried spices to flavor our balsamic vinegars and our Sicilian cold pressed extra virgin olive oils. Our olive oils are made in Sicily from a mix of three different types of olives; Frantoio, Leccino and Rajo. They are handpicked and harvested just before they are ripe, to maximize both flavor and taste. Vital nutrients such as polyphenols, which are also rich in antioxidants, are maximized as well. Polyphenol rich, fresh olive oil has a distinctive peppery kick.

Balsamic Vinegar has many health benefits. It can reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. It can also promote weight loss and healthy digestion. In addition to that, we put many healthy and nutritious foods in their own right into our balsamic vinegars. As all are freshly dehydrated, the nutritional profile is kept intact. Without the water, not only are no preservatives necessary, but the result is rich concentrated flavor. We do not need to add any sugars or anything else, as what you get is pure balsamic vinegar and the purest concentrated form of fruit and spices available.

By far the most effective form of nutrition, is whole food nutrition. Vitamins and supplements are poor substitutes, to the many miraculous active compounds found in fruits and vegetables from around the world, that cannot be found anywhere else or effectively duplicated. Consuming a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, has long been associated with a profound and reduced risk for developing many health conditions.

At The Golden Leaf good nutrition also equals good taste. Our all natural and limited ingredients are aged with our balsamic vinegars, culminating in a final robust and distinctive flavor. In the end it is as much of a work of art, as it is a healthy and delectable old world addition to any meal! And as all of this art is handcrafted and not mass produced in factories with thousands of machines and employees, we can and do pass the savings on to you. Not only that but we believe that a superb balsamic is one that can be used in extreme moderation. As such, all of our balsamic vinegars are extremely thick and flavorful; allowing for sparing use without compromising flavor. A little goes a very long way.

In addition to our love of health, history, furry family members and the quality crafted days of old, we at The Golden Leaf also love our planet. As such, we donate one percent of every purchase from the official Golden Leaf website only to Earth Justice: Preserving Magnificent Places and Wildlife. We donate another one percent to The Center for Biological Diversity: Protecting Endangered Plants, Animals & The Ocean and lastly we donate another one percent to The Animal Legal Defense Fund: Working to Change U.S. Animal Protection laws. This unfortunately applies only for purchases made on our Golden Leaf website.

We believe in giving back and doing our part to make sure that future generations have a healthy planet to live on, with diverse species and wildlife. A planet with high quality breathable air from a sea of trees and not parking lots. If you have a charity that you are enthusiastic about, email us at goldenleafartisan@gmail.com and let us know and we will make sure that the three percent from your purchase and all consecutive purchases, will go to the charity you designate.

Sara Meyers