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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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.

La Casa Del Formaggio MD Voices New TV Advertisement

La Casa Del Formaggio has announced that it will be commencing its new TV advertising campaign in Adelaide in October, and taking the unusual step of having the Managing Director voice the advertisement. The TV campaign will be the first in the company’s history.

“My parents came to Australia as migrants, bringing their authentic cheese traditions with them from Italy”, says Claude Cicchiello, Managing Director of La Casa Del Formaggio. “They set up a continental deli and made cheese in the kitchen to sell in the shop. The cheese making became the focus of the business and La Casa Del Formaggio was born. Today we still honour and observe those family traditions. As such, I wanted to voice the advertisement to keep everything as authentic as we could”.

The advertisement can be viewed here:

The TV campaign will commence in Adelaide in October before rolling out in Perth as well.  One of the key objectives of the campaign is to help people recognise the La Casa Del Formaggio brand as the one that many of them buy on a regular basis.

“We have a problem that if you say the name La Casa Del Formaggio, people often don’t recognise it”, says Claude Cicchiello. “Yet when you show these same people the bocconcini tub, they recognise it as the one they buy. So we need people to see the advertisement and say to themselves ‘yea, that’s the one I buy’ and to hear the name said as they see the logo”.

The campaign will run through the summer in Perth and Adelaide. Results will determine if the same campaign will follow in the eastern states.

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Claude Cicchiello, Managing Director La Casa Del Formaggio

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