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® Gorgonzola Apple Pear Pizza


1 cup Marcona almonds
1 cup Sugar
16 oz. Pizza dough
1½ cups Galbani Premio Mozzarella, shredded
½ Bosc pear, cored and thinly sliced
1 Apple, cored and thinly sliced (your favorite variety)
10 oz. Galbani Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
½ cup Bacon, thickly sliced
  Honey for garnish
  Micro basil for garnish
  Fresh thyme for garnish



  1. To make glazed almonds, place almonds in a sauté pan over medium high heat.

  2. Add sugar and stir occasionally with wooden spoon. After 5 minutes, sugar should begin to melt. Cook another 5–6 minutes until sugar and nuts begin to brown.

  3. Remove from heat and set each individually on a plate. Allow to cool.

  4. To make pizza, roll out pizza dough into oblong shape.

  5. Spread layer of shredded Mozzarella.

  6. Then, interlayer slices of pear and apples.

  7. Generously spread Gorgonzola, then add bacon.

  8. Cook at high heat until ready.

  9. Garnish with a drizzle of honey, micro basil, fresh thyme, and glazed Marcona almonds.



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