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® Insalata Bianca

Serves 4 to 6



¼ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. Lemon-infused extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. Sea salt
  Freshly ground black pepper


1 Large fennel bulb, trimmed, halved, cored, and thinly sliced crosswise
6 oz. White mushrooms, brushed clean and sliced
2 Endives, root ends trimmed, and leaves separated
1 package Galbani Thin Sliced Fresh Mozzarella Cheese


  1. Chill 4 to 6 serving plates before service.

  2. To create vinaigrette, whisk extra-virgin olive oil, lemon-infused olive oil, fresh lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper in a bowl.

  3. In a large bowl, gently toss the fennel, endive, and sliced white mushrooms with the vinaigrette until evenly coated.

  4. On each chilled plate, set the Thin Sliced Fresh Mozzarella slices so they cover the entire plate.

  5. Place salad in an artful heap atop the Fresh Mozzarella slices on each plate. Serve immediately.



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