La Casa Del Formaggio’s 30th Birthday Celebration (Part 2)

La Casa Del Formaggio’s 30th Birthday Celebration (Part 2)

La Casa Del Formaggio is celebrated its 30th Birthday at its factory outlet shop on November 21st, 2018. Our customers and team were treated to specials, giveaways, samples and free wood fired pizza.

Established in 1988, La Casa Del Formaggio was created when Gerardo and Rosa Cicchiello decided to convert their humble continental deli in the Adelaide suburb of Hectorville into a full-time cheese making business. The family has maintained a small continental style cheese shop all these years as a way to distribute cheese at its freshest, and keep a strong connection to our local community.

Today, La Casa Del Formaggio has become synonymous with premium quality fresh cheese throughout Australia. Its products can be found on the shelves of Coles and Woolworths as well as in independent supermarkets and specialty food stores. La Casa Del Formaggio introduced Bocconcini to Australian supermarkets in 1999, making soft white balls of cheese commonplace in summer salads and winter pizzas for all Australian families to enjoy.

“La Casa Del Formaggio is Italian for the ‘Home of Cheese,’” says Claude Cicchiello, Managing Director. “We are a family business and the idea of home is central in everything that we do. Our team, our customers and our suppliers are all part of our extended family. We are completely uncompromising when it comes to quality. I am absolutely proud of our 30th anniversary and the passionate team that have been part of the journey.”


La Casa Del Formaggio’s 30th Birthday Celebration (Part 1)

La Casa Del Formaggio’s 30th Birthday Celebration (Part 1)

On Thursday November 15th, a celebration was held at the Italian Centre in Adelaide to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

   We were so proud to share a reflection of our journey with our customers, suppliers, family, friends and long-serving employees. A video that captures the spirit of the business, and tells the story of how the family has perservered over the years was shown on the night. To watch this video, click here.

At a special occasion, you gotta Burrata!




Troy Gray did a wonderful job emceeing the event

Adam Swanson told of his days growing up in a cheese factory here in Adelaide. His grandfather’s business used to supply the Cicchiello’s family deli before they went into cheesemaking!

Claude gave a heartfelt speech.

Our founder, Gerardo, with two of his children Claude and Marisa

A representation of the La Casa Del Formaggio team     

From Left: Vince and Marisa Salandra, Paula and Claude Cicchiello, Gerardo Cicchiello, Sonia Cicchiello and Romeo Polese

Open Homes Australia Recipe 1: Italian Penne Pasta

Open Homes Australia Recipe 1: Italian Penne Pasta

Who else is loving the trend of home and lifestyle TV? La Casa Del Formaggio has joined Open Homes Australia and our cheeses will be featured in a special dish cooked in each episode by one of our favourite chefs Adam Swanson!

We know you are going to love this show! It airs this spring (2018) on Saturdays at 6pm on 9Life. 

On Episode 1, Adam imparts his tips and tricks for creating a fresh tomato and mozzarella sauce for your penne pasta.

This recipe is extremely simple, and is surprisingly packed with flavour considering how few ingredients are used.


We love how adding the Fresh Mozzarella at the last minute really allows the cheese to sing, becoming melty and gooey which binds the pasta together.


You can find the full recipe here.

Adam Fresh Mozzarella

And watch the video on our YouTube Channel here.

For the full episode, you can check in out on 9Life here.

7th World Pizza Championship Australia!

7th World Pizza Championship Australia!

La Casa Del Formaggio was honoured to be the sole cheese partners for the 7th World Pizza Championship Australia hosted by Pizza Revolution this week! It was such a fun competition where we got to watch some of Australia’s most talented pizza makers battle it out for the coveted prize of joining the world’s elite in the Parma Italy World Comp next year.

Our Managing Director Claude served on the judging panel and was especially looking for a nice even cheese melt with no blistering. 👌🏽

Congratulations to all who participated and well done to the winners (below)!

2018 Winner of the World Pizza Championship Australia
by Le 5 Stagioni: Francesco Palumbo

Gluten Free
Gold: Francesco Palumbo, Antico Rosso
Silver: Michele Circhirillo, 48H

Gold: Vincenzo Iovino, 400 Gradi
Silver: Michele Circhirillo, 48H

Gold: Mirco Misto, 400 Gradi
Silver: Patrick Pea, Mozza Pizzeria

Gold: Stefano Cirene, Verace Pizzeria
Silver: Fabio De Lutiis, Campus Life


New Product: Fresh Mozzarella 125g in a bag!

New Product: Fresh Mozzarella 125g in a bag!

Introducing a new packaging concept for our classic Fresh Mozzarella! Try our convenient bag pack that promotes single-use freshness.

Simply cut the bag open, drain and enjoy the cheese fresh!

The 125g ball is the perfect size to make one large pizza, bruschetta for two, or a main-sized Caprese Salad.


Caprese Bruschetta

If you’ve never had Fresh Mozzarella on your pizza before, now is the time to try it!

Bocconcini Peach Salad

You can find our Fresh Mozzarella in a bag available nationally in the Woolworths deli section now, and in SA Independent grocers from September 3rd.

Bacon, Leek and Beetroot Bruschetta