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.
Palo Mesa Pizza
Billy Bricks Wood Fired Pizza
The Heat Pizzeria
Famiglia Fornaciari Pizzeria
International Pizza Challenge™ Division Winners
3rd Place: Constantino Anezinos
2nd Place: Joyanne Heard
The Heat Pizzeria
International Pizza Challenge™ Regional Winners
2nd Place: Jeremiah Terrence
Triple Jays Pizza
3rd Place: Salvatore Passalacqua
Marabella Old World Pizza
2nd Place: Constantino Anezinos
2nd Place: Ashley Samosky
Samosky’s HomeStyle Pizza
3rd Place: Ali Ashfar
Oley’s Pepperoni Cannoli
2nd Place: Junio Filgueira
Tivoli Pizza & Trattoria
3rd Place: Justin Boltz
Firehouse Pizza Wood Fired
1st Place: Michael Stevens
Palo Mesa Pizza
3rd Place: Greg Shope
Berthoud Pizza Company
Join your friends from Galbani cheese at the 2019 International Pizza Expo from March 5 – 7 in Las Vegas. We’ve packed our booth full of Italian Inspiration, fantastic food, dazzling demonstrations, and so many surprises. Stop by Galbani Booth #2159 and get in on all the action!
Live Cooking Demonstrations
Why do pizza professionals choose Galbani cheese? Find out as three renowned chefs prepare some of their signature pies. See Iron Chef Judge and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia on Tuesday, March 5; and Metro Pizza’s John Arena and Chris Decker on Wednesday, March 6.
Pizza Acrobat Performances
You’ve got to be in it to spin it—and these extraordinary entertainers certainly are! See spinning sensations “The Jersey Pizza Boys,” and 2016 World Champion Pizza Acrobat Jamie Culliton, perform at our booth Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6.
Enter to Win Roccbox®—The Portable Pizza Oven by Gozney*
Don’t miss your chance to win the world’s first portable 930°F wood and gas pizza oven. Valued at $599. To enter, visit our Facebook page @GalbaniProfessionaleUS, beginning March 1.
Discover Cheese & Pizza Trends
Sample sensational slices and creative courses prepared by Executive Chef John Reed.
Cheer On the Galbani Pro Team
Meet members of the Galbani Pro Team and watch them throughout the week as they showcase their skills in one of the industry’s most prestigious competitions.
Galbani® Roccbox Sweepstakes Official Rules
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Galbani® Roccbox Sweepstakes starts at 12:00 a.m. ET on March 1, 2019, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2019. Open to foodservice industry professionals who are legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and are at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in their residence state) or older. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Lactalis American Group, Inc., 2376 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14220. Odds of winning the prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. For Official Rules, visit lactalisculinary.com/rules.
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.
Now chefs, restaurateurs, and pizzaioli have two new ways to share ideas, recipes, and their love for Italy’s #1 cheese brand. The Galbani Professionale US Facebook and Instagram pages are the perfect places to get the latest product information, see inspirational recipes, and to connect with other people who are passionate about authentic Italian ingredients like Galbani cheese.
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!
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!
This spring, Italy’s favorite brand of cheese gave foodservice professionals the chance to get their hands on Italy’s favorite mode of transportation—a Vespa scooter. The Galbani Vespa Sweepstakes took place from March 19 through May 31, with the sweepstakes being launched at the Galbani booth at the International Pizza Expo®.
Galbani® Professionale™ is proud to announce that the winner is Travis Lusky from Burkett Restaurant Equipment and Supplies. Congratulations to Travis, and thank you to all of the Galbani cheese fans who participated in the sweepstakes.
The Galbani Professionale™ Team got their piece of the pie at the 2018 International Pizza Challenge™ (IPC) in Las Vegas, NV. This year’s team consisted of 22 restaurant chefs/owners who competed against the best in the world during this prestigious competition held annually at Pizza Expo.
Our “band in blue” competed successfully in every division of the IPC, with several of our Galbani Pro pizzaiolos emerging as regional winners. In addition, the Galbani Pro Challenge awards $250 in Galbani cheese to the top Galbani Pro Team finishers in each of the five divisions: Traditional, Non-Traditional, Napoletana, Pan and Gluten-Free. Congratulations to all of our winners!
Carmine’s Pizza Factory
Sloopy’s Sports Café
Mitchell Rotolo Jr.
International Pizza Challenge Regional Winners
1st Place: Massimo Mannino
Marabella’s Italian Restaurant
2nd Place: John Stephenson
Sloopy’s Sports Café
3rd Place: Dylan Loney
Farrelli’s Pizza Co.
2nd Place: Bradley Corbin
Sloopy’s Sports Café
3rd Place: Alec Henrickson
Join us at the International Pizza Expo® from March 20 – 22, 2018, where you’ll find all the Italian Inspiration you’re looking for at Galbani® Booth #637. Don’t miss these inspiring events and celebrity appearances:
Meet Iron Chef Judge Donatella Arpaia—Tuesday, March 20
Get your photo taken with this celebrity chef, Galbani customer, and founder of Prova Pizzabar. Plus, watch Donatella cook one of her world-famous pies featuring Galbani cheese.
Catch Pizza Acrobat Jamie Culliton in action—Tuesday & Wednesday, March 20 & 21
Be amazed by the 2016 World Pizza Championship gold medalist as he tosses his dough through the air with the greatest of ease.
Learn tricks of the trade from John Arena—Wednesday, March 21
Watch a live cooking demo by world-renowned pizzaiolo and owner of Metro Pizza. See how John finds inspiration for his popular pizzas from the exceptional portfolio of Galbani cheeses.
Enter to win a Vespa® valued at $3,700*
Don't miss your chance to drive away with an iconic Italian scooter!
And for even more Italian Inspiration, try the latest pizza trends made by Executive Chef John Reed and cheer on the Galbani Pro Team as they take on the competition at the International Pizza Challenge™.
Visit Galbani Booth #637 for a full schedule of events.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Galbani® Vespa® Sweepstakes starts at 12:00 a.m. ET on March 19, 2018, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 31, 2018. Open to foodservice industry professionals, who are legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia and 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Lactalis American Group, Inc., 2376 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14220. Odds of winning the prize depend on total number of eligible entries received during the sweepstakes period. For Official Rules, visit LactalisCulinary.com/rules. Vespa® is not a sponsor or endorser of this sweepstakes. Image shown may not be actual prize awarded.
We’re proud to announce that Galbani® Professionale™ now has a new look! In the coming months, you’ll see these eye-catching new packages—showcasing our updated logo and global branding graphics—appearing everywhere.
What’s more, our Premium Mozzarella loaves, shreds and shred blends now feature the exclusive “Premio” seal. This mark guarantees you are getting the authentic, Premium Mozzarella that has helped to make us Italy’s #1 brand.
We understand that having consistent products is vital to your business, so rest assured this new look does not impact the Galbani Professionale Premium Mozzarella or any of the Galbani products that you currently use and trust. You can still count on the same recipes, the same flavor profiles, and the same performance. We look forward to continuing to bring you the best cheese in the business for years to come!
The Galbani Professionale™ Team got a taste of victory at the 2017 International Pizza Challenge™ (IPC) in Las Vegas, NV. This year’s team consisted of 26 restaurant chefs/owners who competed against the best in the world during this prestigious competition held annually at Pizza Expo.
Galbani cheese was proud to sponsor three of the top five finishers in the Pan Division: Leonardo Rago of Panino’s Pizzeria (2nd Place), Chris Decker of Metro Pizza (3rd Place), and Tore Trupiano of Dominic’s Italian Restaurant (5rd Place).
Plus, the Galbani Pro Challenge awarded $250 in Galbani cheese to the top Galbani Pro Team finishers in each of the five divisions, including Brian Hall (Traditional), Massimo Mannino (Non-Traditional), Ali Haider (Napoletana), Leonardo Rago (Pan), and Gino Rago (Gluten-Free).
Président® Triple Crème Brie is an extra-creamy, melt-in-your-mouth cheese that takes indulgent dishes to new heights. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Our Triple Crème Brie was awarded a gold medal by the American Cheese Society, two years in a row. This honor is the result of hard work and quality, inspired by decades of experience in French cheesemaking. In addition to the accolades given by ACS, Président Triple Crème Brie also won a gold medal at the World Dairy Expo Contest. We couldn’t agree more that Président Triple Crème Brie is the gold standard in the industry.
The Galbani Professionale™ truck took a spin through the streets of Chicago during an unforgettable summer event on June 11-15. Our team hit the road in an eye-catching glass truck, inviting some of the best pizza operators in the area to “Take Galbani Cheese for a Spin!” The event included performances by our Galbani Pro Pizza Spinners—members of the U.S. Pizza Team Acrobats—featuring 2016 World Champion Jamie Culliton. Operators took part in photo opportunities, cheese cuttings, and they had a chance to “throw the dough” to show off their own spinning skills. The Galbani Truck even made a stop at the U.S. Pizza Team Midwest Culinary and Acrobatics Trials on June 13 at Panino’s Pizzeria in Evanston.
We are proud to announce that Président Butter has been named the official butter of choice by the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). Président Butter is used exclusively in all ICE kitchens because it provides both the richness and versatility that is necessary for a wide range of baking and cooking techniques. We are honored to partner with ICE in educating tomorrow’s culinary professionals on the importance of outstanding ingredients.