Award-winning chef. Successful restaurateur. Iron Chef judge. Social media star. Donatella Arpaia has done it all. Still her favorite thing to do is working in the kitchen, creating inspiring dishes using the freshest, most authentic ingredients—including Galbani® cheese. Explore her latest menu ideas and learn tricks of the trade from this inspirational entrepreneur.

Galbani® Citrus Caprese


12-15 slices Galbani Thin Sliced Fresh Mozzarella
½ cup White balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. Fresh orange juice
1 tsp. Honey
¼ cup Sliced almonds
½ tsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp. Sugar
8 oz. Assorted oranges (cara cara, navel, blood oranges), peeled and sliced
1 Bunch fresh basil
  Extra virgin olive oil



  1. Slice Mozzarella into 10 – 12 slices.

  2. Heat vinegar, orange juice, and honey over medium heat until bubbling. Lower heat to medium-low and reduce. Take off heat and set aside.

  3. Toss almonds with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 6 minutes. Set aside.

  4. Arrange orange and Mozzarella slices in overlapping layers on a platter.

  5. Drizzle balsamic reduction over Mozzarella and oranges.

  6. Sprinkle with toasted almonds, garnish with fresh basil, and drizzle with olive oil to taste.



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