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

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

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

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

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

 

New Product: BURRATA!

New Product: BURRATA!

On May 1st 2018, La Casa Del Formaggio is launching Burrata into local SA Independent grocers!

Burrata

What is a burrata? It is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent cheeses you will ever come across. It is a delicate shell of fresh mozzarella that encases a decadent filling of stracciatella. Stracciatella is Italian for “a little shred” and it is exactly that: little shreds of fresh mozzarella. When combined with the rich cream, it becomes a soft milky, cheesy mixture that is perfect for soaking up with bread, or scattering over a pizza, a bed of tomatoes or a salad of roasted vegetables.

Our team has worked for a long time to perfect the recipe and the hands-on cheesemaking methods to create this product. We hope you and your family and guests will be impressed with this delicate cheese treasure!

Cutting into a Burrata

To learn more about Burrata check out our video or visit our Burrata product page here.

NEW: Smooth Ricotta & Smooth Ricotta Light

NEW: Smooth Ricotta & Smooth Ricotta Light

We are excited to launch our new Smooth Ricotta & Smooth Ricotta Light in time for the warmer months ahead! They make the perfect addition to your savoury or sweet recipes.

Mix in Smooth Ricotta the next time you scramble eggs, use it as a filling in crepes or add it to your next dessert.

Smooth Ricotta Light contains 35% less fat than La Casa Del Formaggio Smooth Ricotta. Try it as a dip for fresh veggies or spread it on thick, crusty bread with some berries and a drizzle of honey.

Smooth Ricotta & Smooth Ricotta Light are the same Traditional Ricotta that we set in a basket. Instead of draining the whey, we blend it back in to create a smooth, creamy consistency. Please remember it is natural for liquid separation to occur in traditional ricotta. This can be drained, or stirred back in when using it at home – it’s up to you!

These products are available in 375g tubs from independent grocers in our home state of South Australia.

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