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: 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

 

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.

Smooth Ricotta Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe

Smooth Ricotta Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe

We were absolutely thrilled to see our Smooth Ricotta used as the hero ingredient on a recipe segment on Better Homes and Gardens!  Fast Ed (Ed Halmagyi) created a Creamy Chicken Casserole which is a lighter version than using heavy cream, and is great because it utilises ingredients that are mostly pantry staples. Watch the video and see the recipe below:

CREAMY CHICKEN CASSEROLE RECIPE

500g chicken thigh fillets

2 Tbsp plain flour

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 leek, diced

4 cloves of garlic, minced

sea-salt flakes and freshly cracked black pepper

1.5 cups of dry white wine

375g La Casa Del Formaggio Smooth Ricotta

2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed

1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

75g La Casa Del Formaggio Grated Parmesan

 

Slice chicken into strips. Put flour into a large bowl and toss chicken to coat, shaking off excess. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry chicken for 5 minutes until golden on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside.

Reduce heat to low. Add butter, garlic and leek to the same pan, cooking for 5 minutes until softened. Season and then return chicken to this pan. Add wine, then ricotta and stir to combine. Simmer for 20 minutes with cover on,  until mixture has thickened and chicken is cooked.

Mix in peas and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until peas are bright and tender. Stir in parsley. Serve hot.

NEW FOR CHRISTMAS: Espresso Cream 250g

NEW FOR CHRISTMAS: Espresso Cream 250g

We have developed a new Espresso Cream just for Christmas!

This seasonal exclusive is a thick, indulgent cream with the rich taste of Espresso and has ground coffee beans throughout. Available during the month of December 2016.

Espresso Cream is the perfect accompaniment for your favourite holiday desserts and cakes. Use it the next time you make Tiramisu or use it as a filling for cannoli this festive season.

La Casa Del Formaggio Espresso Mascarpone

If you’re looking to present something a little different at your festive season gathering this year, you’ll love this!

Our Espresso Chocolate Mess is sure to impress your guests! Aside from 2 hour refrigeration time required, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare.

We hope you enjoy this decadent treat as much as we do!

Recipe details can be found here

Fans of our other Christmas creams can rest assured, La Casa Del Formaggio Brandy Flavoured Double Cream is back again for the month of December 2016. Our Vanilla Bean Double Cream can be enjoyed all year round.

All available in 250g tubs from Woolworths nationally. Vanilla Bean Double Cream and Brandy Flavoured Double Cream are also available at Independent Grocers in our home state of South Australia.

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