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.
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Galbani® Elevated Chef's Salad
Galbani® Sweet & Spicy Kale Salad With Ciliegine
Galbani® Detroit-Style Mediterranean Pizza
Galbani® Cinque-Formaggi Artichoke Dip
Galbani® Uptown Pickle Pizza
Galbani® Mini Tiramisu Trifles
Galbani® Sensationally Spicy Meatball Sub
Galbani® Creamy Paccheri Pasta
Galbani® Taste of Italy Plate
Donatella’s Slice of Joy Cheesecake
Galbani® All Decked Out Pizza
Galbani® Premio & Peppadew Pizza
Galbani® Premio & Purple Potato Pizza
Galbani® Scrumptious S'Mores Pizza
Galbani® Lemon Ricotta Zeppole
Galbani® Pumpkin Meringue Cheesecake
Galbani® Creamy Mascarpone Mushroom Farrotto
Galbani® Three-Cheese Salami Calzone
Galbani® Spicy & Sweet Salad Pizza
Galbani® Mozzarella In Carrozza
Galbani® Spicy Three-Cheese Potato Gratin
Galbani® Chicken Parm Piadina
Galbani® Creamy Shrimp Scialatielli
Galbani® Broccolini Truffle Pie
Galbani® Pep In Your Step Stromboli
Galbani® Mascarpone Napoleon
Galbani® Butternut Squash Arancini
Galbani® Pasta Imbustata (Envelope Pasta)
Galbani® Spicy Rocket Burger
Galbani® Cheesy Genovese
Galbani® Gourmet Italian Sub
Galbani® Insalata Bianca
Galbani® Heirloom Caprese Ciabatta
Galbani® Tomato Tartare
Galbani® Chicken Pesto Caprese Sandwich
Galbani® Premio & Meatball Pizza
Galbani® Sweet Sausage & Apple Pizza
Galbani® Pumpkin Mac ‘N Cheese
Donatella’s Famous Meatballs
Galbani® Cavatelli Alla Caprese
Galbani® Pizza Amatriciana
Galbani® Zucchini Flower Pizza
Galbani® Spicy Margherita Pinsa
Galbani® Caramelized Stone Fruit
Galbani® Garden Fresh Lasagna
Galbani® Slice of Summer Pizza
Tastes of Summer Cheese Plate
Galbani® Seafood Stuffed Shells
Galbani® Mascarpone Coconut Crepe Cake
Galbani® Holiday Braciole
Galbani® Ricotta & Mascarpone Mousse
Galbani® Bel Paese Pizza
Galbani® Mediterranean Pizza
Galbani® Ciliegine And Crispy Salmon Salad
Galbani® Ravioli Alla Donatella
Galbani® Gorgonzola Apple Pear Pizza
Galbani® Honey Truffle Bruchetta
Galbani® Limoncello Cannoli
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Galbani® Chicken Eggplant Caprese
Galbani® Citrus Caprese
Galbani® Grilled Peaches With Fresh Mozzarella
Galbani® Grilled Summer Pizza
Galbani® Tortellini Salad With Marinated Fresh Mozzarella
Galbani® Housemade Marinated Ciliegine
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Preheat oven to 375°F and grease two cast iron pans completely with butter.
In a large pan over medium high heat, melt butter.
Once the butter has melted, add in the flour, and cook while stirring for a minute or two. Then, gently and slowly add in half-and-half, mixing continuously to ensure there are no lumps.
Once the half and half has been added and it's smooth, lower the heat to medium and add in garlic, fresh herbs, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Stir together and allow fresh herbs to infuse for a couple of minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix the Mozzarella, Provolone, and grated Parmesan cheese.
Working in layers, place potato slices slightly overlapping in a circular pattern to cover the bottom of both pans. Then, cover each layer with some of the cream mixture, and thin layer of the cheese mixture.
Repeat this process until you fill ¾ of each pan. Cover with the remaining cream mixture. Reserve a layer of cheese for both pans and set aside.
Cover both pans with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, remove the foil and top potatoes in each pan completely with the remaining layer of cheese.
Raise the oven temperature to broil, and return both pans to the oven, uncovered. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese has melted and starts to lightly brown on the edges. Garnish with fresh herbs and red chili pepper flakes and serve hot.