The Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Consortium for protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) was set up in its current form in 2013, while the product obtained its PGI designation from the European authorities in July 2009.

The Protection Consortium is the guardian of the product specifications and a key discussion partner in all questions concerning the product at the regulatory level. It is also its “voice”, in the sense that, through dialogue with the institutions, media and the final consumers, it promotes knowledge about Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena) and enhances its culture.

Today the Protection Consortium brings together 51 companies in the sector and represents 80% of the annual certified production of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena).