Promotions

Get social with us on Facebook and Instagram
Get social with us on Facebook and Instagram
Nothing tops the taste of Galbani Premio Mozzarella
Nothing tops the taste of Galbani Premio Mozzarella
Get your FREE Don Bernardo® Manchego eCookbook
Get your FREE Don Bernardo® Manchego eCookbook

Latest News

Celebrating a Pizza Expo® to Remember

It was perhaps the most anticipated pizza industry event in history. After almost two and a half years, the International Pizza Expo returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center from August 16-19 with all of the enthusiasm and excitement this world-class convention is famous for. The Galbani® Booth #1131 was buzzing with foodservice professionals looking to reconnect with Italy’s #1 cheese brand. All week long, attendees enjoyed free samples of our best-selling cheeses as well as new products, like Galbani Thin Sliced Fresh Mozzarella and Président® Feta. Plus, the booth sizzled with live food demonstrations by some of the best pizza makers in the business, including Celebrity Chef Donatella Arpaia from Prova Pizzabar, Chef Billy Manzo from Federal Hill Pizza, Lenny Rago from Panino’s Pizzeria, and John Arena and Chris Decker from Metro Pizza.

Beyond the booth, our blue coats were spotted in every corner of the competition arena. This year, more than 40 pizza makers joined the Galbani Pro Team to compete in The International Pizza Challenge(IPC) and the International Italian Sandwich Championship, with several of our members emerging as top finishers. In addition to prizes awarded at the IPC, the Galbani Pro Challenge awarded $500 in cash and Galbani cheese to the top Galbani Pro Team finishers in each of the three IPC divisions: Traditional, Non-Traditional, and Pan. Congratulations to all our winners from Italy’s #1 cheese brand.

Galbani® Professionale™ Challenge Winners

Traditional Division
David Solum
Dempsey’s Brewery, Pub & Restaurant

Non-Traditional Division
Ali Haider
786 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza

Pan Division
Jamie Culliton
The Nona Slice House

 

International Pizza Challenge™ Division Winner

Traditional Division
2nd Place: David Solum
Dempsey’s Brewery, Pub & Restaurant

 

International Pizza Challenge™ Regional Winners

Traditional Division, Northwest Region
1st Place: David Solum
Dempsey’s Brewery, Pub & Restaurant

2nd Place: Bill Crawford
Righteous Slice

Traditional Division, Mid-America Region
1st Place: Giovanni Labbate
Billy Bricks

2nd Place: Ali Afshar
Oley’s Pepperoni Cannoli

Non-Traditional Division, Southwest Region
2nd Place: Ali Haider
786 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza

Non-Traditional Division, Northwest Region
2nd Place: Colin Gesterling
Cascadia Pizza Co.

3rd Place: Sean Dempsey
Dempsey’s Brewery, Pub & Restaurant

Non-Traditional Division, Southeast Region
3rd Place: Joseph Streeter
The Nona Slice House

 

International Italian Sandwich Championship

1st Place: Ismaele Romano
Ellis Island Hotel

3rd Place: Massimo Mannino
Marabella’s Italian Restaurant

 

World Pizza Games

Acrobatics, Master’s Division
1st Place: Jamie Culliton
The Nona Slice House

Fastest Dough
1st Place: Joseph Streeter
The Nona Slice House

Get inspired (finally!) at Pizza Expo® 2021

It could be the most anticipated Pizza Expo in history! After a nearly two-and-a-half-year hiatus, Pizza Expo returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center on August 17-19, and your friends at Galbani cheese can’t wait to see you!

“Pizza Expo is one of our industry’s most important events. It’s the pinnacle of education, competition, and collaboration,” said Gary Kolling, Director of Marketing for the Galbani brand. “We have been waiting for the opportunity to reconnect with our customers on this national stage and to let everyone know the exciting things that are happening with Italy’s #1 cheese brand.”

As in previous years, several of our brand ambassadors will be on-site at the Galbani booth performing live demonstrations. Plus, everyone is invited to grab a bite of some of the best food on the showroom floor. Visit Booth #1131 for these and other exciting events happening throughout the week:

Watch Live Cooking Demos
See some of the best pizzaioli and most successful pizzeria owners in the business create their signature pizzas featuring Galbani cheese. Watch for live demonstrations on Tuesday and Wednesday featuring:
• Donatella Arpaia, Prova Pizzabar
• Lenny Rago, Panino’s Pizzeria
• Chef Billy Manzo, Federal Hill Pizza
• John Arena & Chris Decker, Metro Pizza

Enjoy Culinary Delights
Stop by and sample sensational slices and creative courses prepared by Executive Chef John Reed. Then get a taste of our portfolio of world-class cheeses, including new Galbani Thin Sliced Fresh Mozzarella.

Cheer on the Galbani Pro Team
Join us in wishing “good luck” to the 41 pizza professionals competing as part of our team in the International Pizza Challenge™. Members of the Galbani Pro Team can win up to $2,200 in cheese and prizes in addition to their IPC winnings. 

Reconnect With Friends
Visit with your favorite industry folks, including Galbani customers, brand ambassadors, and members of the Galbani marketing and sales teams.

Stack Up the Savings with New Galbani® Thin Sliced Fresh Mozzarella

Italy’s #1 cheese brand is proud to launch a product designed to help pizza makers in these tough times. New Galbani Thin Sliced Fresh Mozzarella brings a pre-sliced option to the table with 24 slices of fior di latte Fresh Mozzarella in every log. And it was specially developed to melt beautifully on pizzas and sandwiches.

According to Roxanna Yunus, Galbani Senior Marketing Manager, “We are excited about this product because it takes the guesswork out of portions, and less cost per slice saves our customers more.”

With Galbani Thin Sliced Fresh Mozzarella, operators can top more sandwiches, pizzas, and appetizers than ever before. Plus, customers will enjoy the milky flavor and soft, stretchy texture of this all-natural Mozzarella, made from rBST-free* milk with no artificial preservatives or whiteners.

Disclaimer:
*No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from cows treated with artificial growth hormone and those not treated with growth hormone.

THE UNITED STATES PIZZA TEAM GETS COOKING AT GALBANI® HEADQUARTERS

Learning. Laughing. Creating. It was all on the table when the United States Pizza Team (USPT) visited the Galbani U.S. headquarters, July 8-12, in Buffalo, New York. The team from Galbani welcomed nine members of the USPT for a three-day seminar that included a tour of the state-of-the-art Galbani cheese plant; a roundtable discussion featuring an insider’s look at new trends in the pizza industry; and a day of exploration and experimentation inside the Galbani test kitchen; as well as a fun-filled trip to see Niagara Falls. Click here to watch video highlights
 

Attendees were comprised of some of the best pizza makers from across the country, including:
• Sean Dempsey,  Dempsey’s Brewery, Pub & Restaurant
• Giovanni Labbate, Billy Bricks Wood Fired Pizza Café
• Michael LaMarca, Master Pizza
• Gino Rago, Panino’s Pizzeria
• Lenny Rago, Panino’s Pizzeria
• Michael Stevens, Palo Mesa Pizza
• Leah Scurto, Pizza Maker
• Lars Smith, State of Mind Public House & Pizzeria
• Heather Zook, Sinfully Gluten Free
 

“The people at Galbani provided us with an incredible opportunity to learn more about their cheese and to grow as pizza makers in the process,” said Michael LaMarca, captain of the U.S Pizza Team. “With competition season just around the corner, it’s so important to learn about new ingredients, to share ideas, and to know that our opinions matter to the people who are creating the ingredients we use every day.”

Galbani is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of the U.S. Pizza Team. Since its inception, the USPT has participated in a variety of competitions and events—both in the United States and internationally—that have help to further the pizza industry. This sponsorship is just one of the ways Italy’s #1 cheese brand continues to support pizzaioli across the globe.

Follow all the fun with GALBANI® PROFESSIONALE™ ON FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM

With 3000+ followers on Facebook and Instagram, Galbani Professionale US provides the perfect platform for chefs, restaurateurs, and pizzaioli to share ideas, recipes, and their love for Italy’s #1 cheese brand. The Galbani Professionale US social media pages are proud to provide inspirational recipes, food trends, industry events, and product information throughout the week. Plus, we love to highlight and share news on pizzaioli from across the country who are using Galbani cheese and tagging us in their posts and photos.

Click on the links below to join the conversation:
• Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Instagram

Don’t forget to tag @GalbaniProfessionaleUS in your Facebook and Instagram posts for a chance to be featured. We can’t wait to see you online!

The Galbani® Team brings home the dough at Pizza Expo®

It was hard to miss the waves of Galbani blue on display throughout the 2019 International Pizza Challenge™ (IPC) in Las Vegas. This year, Galbani Professionale™ had our largest team ever—consisting of 43 world-class pizzaioli from across the country, plus two representatives from Japan. Our pizza makers put their pies to the test, from March 5 – 7, at this prestigious competition held annually at Pizza Expo.

This year’s team competed successfully in every division of the IPC, with several of our team members emerging as top finishers in their divisions. In addition to prizes awarded at the IPC, the Galbani Pro Challenge awarded $250 in cash and $250 in Galbani cheese to the top Galbani Pro Team finishers in each of the five divisions: Traditional, Non-Traditional, Napoletana, Pan, and Roman. Congratulations to all of our winners from Italy’s #1 cheese brand.

Galbani® Professionale™ Challenge Winners


Traditional Division
Constantino Anezinos
Zorba’s Pizza

Non-Traditional Division
Michael Stevens
Palo Mesa Pizza

Napoletana Division
Giovanni Labbate
Billy Bricks Wood Fired Pizza

Pan Division
Joyanne Heard
The Heat Pizzeria

Roman Division
Rodrigo Souza
Famiglia Fornaciari Pizzeria

 

International Pizza Challenge™ Division Winners

Traditional Division
3rd Place: Constantino Anezinos
Zorba’s Pizza

Pan Division
2nd Place: Joyanne Heard
The Heat Pizzeria

 

International Pizza Challenge™ Regional Winners

Traditional Division
Southeast Region
2nd Place: Jeremiah Terrence
Triple Jays Pizza

3rd Place: Salvatore Passalacqua
Marabella Old World Pizza

Southwest Region
2nd Place: Constantino Anezinos
Zorba’s Pizza

Mid-America Region
2nd Place: Ashley Samosky
Samosky’s HomeStyle Pizza

3rd Place: Ali Ashfar
Oley’s Pepperoni Cannoli

Northeast Region
2nd Place: Junio Filgueira
Tivoli Pizza & Trattoria

3rd Place: Justin Boltz
Firehouse Pizza Wood Fired
 

Non-Traditional Division
Southwest Region

1st Place: Michael Stevens
Palo Mesa Pizza

3rd Place: Greg Shope
Berthoud Pizza Company

GALBANI® PROFESSIONALE™ GOES PLATINUM WITH THE UNITED STATES PIZZA TEAM

Founded in 2000, the United States Pizza Team (USPT) has steadily gained recognition by grabbing its piece of the pie at pizza competitions across the country and around the world.

This year, Galbani Professionale is upping our game by becoming the Platinum Sponsor of this esteemed and active organization. As the “official cheese of the United States Pizza Team,” and the biggest corporate sponsor of the group, the Galbani brand will play a key role in keeping the USPT on top.

“To have our team use Galbani Professionale cheese is an incredible honor and advantage,” said PMQ CEO and Publisher Steve Green. “We greatly appreciate the support in bringing attention to the people and products that make pizza the world’s most beloved meal.”

Gary Kolling, Marketing Director of Lactalis Culinary, is excited about the opportunity to build this relationship. "Just like the USPT, our goal is to support pizzaioli in all of their creative and competitive endeavors—and to help elevate the pizza industry as a whole. We hope our Galbani Professionale cheese is a key factor in the success of the USPT and its members, this year and beyond."

Look for the Galbani brand, and our authentic line of Italian cheeses, at upcoming USPT events and competitions.

THE JERSEY PIZZA BOYS ADD A SLICE OF FUN TO THE GALBANI® CHEESE TEAM

They say big things come in small packages, and that couldn’t be truer on the pizza-spinning circuit. Michael and Nicholas Testa, better known as the “Jersey Pizza Boys,” have been spinning their way into the hearts of America for more than a year. They’ve been featured on shows like The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots—and have appeared in viral social media videos that have been seen by millions.

Now they’re hitting the road and traveling to pizza festivals, competitions, and other events across the country, as the newest brand ambassadors for Galbani® Professionale™ cheese. We’re proud to have these pint-sized pizza prodigies creating a buzz on behalf of our brand. Look for them at Slice Out Hunger in NYC and spinning at the Galbani booth at the 2019 International Pizza Expo!

Click on the links below to see them spin:
TODAY
GMA Day
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Little Big Shots

Culinary Concepts
The Winter Cheese Plate
The Winter Cheese Plate
See chefs using Galbani® cheese