(ELIZABETH, NJ)— De Medici Imports and Atalanta are proud to announce that three of their products received 2018 Sofi Awards from the Specialty Food Association. De Medici’s Villa Manodori Dark Cherry Balsamic Vinegar of Modena won the gold award for Vinegar. Mandranova Cerasuola Extra Virgin Olive Oil was the silver winner for Olive Oil. Since 1993, De Medici’s collection of extra virgin olive oils and vinegar have been recognized by the Specialty Food Association over 14 times. In the Granola and Cereal category, Atalanta’s Agribosco Organic Italian 10 Minute Farro received the gold award.
For more than 45 years, the Sofi Awards have honored and advanced culinary excellence and creativity. “Sofi” stands for “specialty outstanding food innovation” and the Awards represent the best of the best in the specialty food industry. With over 2,600 entries this year, this accomplishment is a true testament of the quality of the winning products.
Villa Manodori Dark Cherry Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the gold winner for Vinegar, is 3 Michelin-starred Chef Massimo Bottura’s prized balsamic, aged 9 years in Vignola cherry wood. It follows the same traditional methods of production and careful aging that have been used for centuries by Modenese families. The vinegar is rich, sweet, tart and beautifully balanced. This is the third time a Villa Manodori Vinegar has been recognized with a Sofi award.
Mandranova Cerasuola Extra Virgin Olive Oil was awarded silver for Olive Oil. Hand-picked in mid-September to the beginning of October, this oil is made from the Mandranova farm’s Cerasuola olives and extracted immediately after harvest. It’s a medium fruity olive oil with notes of almond, aromatic herbs and a hint of spice. It has a beautiful golden-green hue. Mandranova also received a Sofi award in 2015 for their Nocellara Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Agribosco Organic Italian 10 Minute Farro received the gold for Granola and Cereal. Farro is an ancient grain that has been an Italian favorite for centuries. The unmodified USDA organic grains cook in only 10 minutes. Quality control is in strict accordance with the Consortium Agrobiologico Agribosco, which comprises over 180 organic farms in Umbria, Le Marche, Lazio, Tuscany, Molise and Puglia.
Atalanta and De Medici will be highlighting these award-winning products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, June 30- July 2, 2018. Atalanta booth # 2340 | De Medici booth # 2336
(ELIZABETH, NJ)— Awarded Best Of Class in the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest, Mifroma Switzerland Swiss Cheese, produced exclusively by Käserei Neuenschwander AG, scored an impressive 98.25 out of 100 in the Rindless Swiss Style category.
The Käserei Neuenschwander cheese dairy, a family run company managed by second and third generation cheesemakers Ernst, Thomas and Marc Neuenschwander, has a history that dates back more than 150 years. Rooted in the authentic tradition of cheese production and coupled with great innovativeness, the Neuenschwander philosophy is simply stated as “tradition meets innovation.”
Thomas Gellert, President of Atalanta, stated, “This single source Swiss Cheese is a product that we are proud to stand behind. Mifroma brings the best of Switzerland to the US market, and Switzerland Swiss Cheese is a perfect example of that.”
The World Championship Cheese Contest was held March 6-8, 2018. Started in 1957, it is the largest technical cheese, butter, and yogurt competition in the world. This year, a team of 56 internationally renowned judges technically evaluated a record-setting 3,402 cheese entries from 26 countries and 32 states over the three-day event held in Madison, Wisconsin.
Available in both retail and bulk forms, Mifroma Switzerland Swiss Cheese is RBST and hormone free. Crafted with pasteurized part skim milk from cows that are fed only grass and hay, the flavor is mild and creamy – ideal for cooking, shredding, slicing, or as a healthy protein-rich snack.
(ELIZABETH, NJ)—Atalanta is proud to announce that three of their products have received the 2018 Food and Beverage Awards (FABI) from the National Restaurant Association®. MENU was recognized for its flavorful and on-trend Dorati semi-dried cherry tomatoes and Shakshuka sauce. Caffè Vergnano was honored for their innovative Compostable Espresso Capsules. This is Atalanta’s seventh award in the last four years.
The Gellert Global Group is proud to announce the acquisition of two business units from Schratter Foods. Anco Fine Cheese will strengthen our position as a leading cheese importer. Corman Ship Supplies will better position Swiss Chalet the rapidly growing Cruise Line sales channel.
Elizabeth, NJ- Atalanta's supplier, Mariposa Dairy, took home several awards at both the UK Nantwich Cheese Competition and at the American Cheese Society Competition for Lenberg Farms cheeses.
At the UK Nantwich Cheese Competition, Lenberg Farms Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar won gold – 1st place – for the "Farmhouse/Traditional Bandaged Cheese" category; Lenberg Farms Tania won gold – 1st place for the "Best Canadian Cheese, Sheep" category; and Lenberg Farms Zoey placed 2nd for the "Best Canadian Cheese, any variety" category.
The 2017 UK Nantwich Cheese Competition took place on July 25th and 26th, 2017. This competition, now in its 120th year, showcased the very best dairy produced from all over the world. Expert judges weighed in on a record number of entries, 5,685 in all.
At the ACS, Lenberg Farms Zoey took 1st place for the Washed Rind Cheese category, made from goat's and sheep's milk.
The American Cheese Society Competition (ACS) was hosted in Denver, CO on July 26-29th, 2017. The ACS holds one of the biggest and most important events of its kind, featuring more than 1,600 American artisan and specialty cheeses.
Competition and at the American Cheese Society Competition for Lenberg Farms cheeses.
Santena, Italy (June 2017) - Caffè Vergnano, Italy’s oldest roasting company, will present real Italian espresso at the Summer Fancy Food in New York (June 25-27, Javits Center) at Caffè Vergnano US importer Atalanta’s booth (#2542).
The Italian company will showcase Èspresso1882, the first range of compostable capsules compatible with home-use Nespresso* machines. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the environmentally friendly philosophy of Caffè Vergnano: a new sustainable way to taste the Italian coffee that is going to shake up the coffee market.
The compostable capsule combines innovative green technology with the Italian know-how of coffee roasting and blending. The consumers can enjoy the 135 years of experience of premium espresso, with an environmentally conscious philosophy. Èspresso1882 compostable range is much more than a new product: it is the result of careful research and development to accomplish Caffè Vergnano’s commitment to the environment. It represents a concrete solution to the amount of waste deriving from the growing consumption of portioned coffee.
More info about Caffè Vergnano coffee pod development strategy in the US: https://caffevergnano.us/index.php/blog/2016/09/16/118/
About Caffè Vergnano compostable capsule. The compostable capsules have obtained the “OK COMPOST” certification by Vinçotte, an internationally recognized certifying board. Caffè Vergnano capsules are compostable (through an industrial process), made with biodegradable and compostable polyesters partly obtained from renewable sources, compliant with UNI EN 13432:2002 and made of a polymer capable of guaranteeing excellent performance during the brewing phase and therefore supporting high temperatures and pressure.
De Medici Imports & Gellert Global Group will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their partnership at this month's Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. In 2007, De Medici joined The Group in order to find a wider audience for their specialty ingredients. In 2015, De Medici officially became a part of Atalanta, which is part of the GGG portfolio. They will also launch Château Miraval Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This organic 100% French Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an exciting and fitting addition to De Medici's exclusive and meticulously researched collection of authentic foods from Italy, France, Spain, Argentina, Greece and the United States.
Elizabeth, NJ – For the fourth year in a row, the National Restaurant Association has recognized Atalanta Corporation for its
new and innovative products. This year, Piacenti Tuscan Roasted Porchetta with Herbs took center stage and received a FABI
Award for its superb expression of regional flavors and unique attributes.
Elizabeth, NJ - Atalanta Corporation, a leading global food importer, in conjunction with Princeton-based
design agency, Zullo, has been awarded the American Graphic Design Award 2016 for Celebrity™ Goat
Cheese Package Design. Atalanta partners with Zullo on various branding and packaging projects.
This is the second award, the agency has won with Atalanta’s product. In 2015, Zullo and Atalanta were
recognized for the redesign of Atalanta’s premium line Del Destino® Ready to Eat Quinoa Cups.
Elizabeth, NJ – George Gellert, Chairman & CEO of The Gellert Global Group, is the recipient of the L. Joseph Thomas Leadership Award from Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The Gellert Group is the largest privately-owned food importer in the United States.Gellert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1960 and an MBA degree in 1962 from Cornell University, and a JD degree in 1963 from Cornell Law School. The award was presented to him in May and is Johnson’s highest honor. It recognizes alumni for their exceptional demonstration of vision and leadership, sound business sense and commitment to the community.
Finica’s Canadian partner, Mariposa Dairy, took home an award for its Celebrity line. Placing 1st in cloth bound Cheddar, is Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar, which is handcrafted, in small batches using premium Ontario’s goat milk.
Elizabeth, NJ- Atalanta Corporation, in partnership with Scottish Development International, will feature a selection of Scottish cheeses at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June 26-28, in NYC. SDI supports the industry presence of Scottish food and drink internationally by forming strong relationships with businesses worldwide.
As American consumers gain interest in Scottish artisanal products, Atalanta’s product team and Scottish Dairy have been working for over a year to develop strong relationships with a number of individual producers in order to find the right products for the marketplace. “We are delighted to be associated with these Scottish dairies and believe that their unique products will complement our successful Mull of Kintyre brand of Scottish specialty cheese”, said John Rodger, Atalanta’s VP of Cheese and Specialty Deli.
Elizabeth, NJ – Atalanta Corporation has developed new packaging for its premium French line, Eiffel Tower®. The new look incorporates a vintage feel with elements of modern design. Created by Vision Creative Group (Cedar Knolls, NJ) the update was inspired by the French sensibility of combining classic and modern elements with an attention to detail.
"Be Inspired by an Italian Classic"
Elizabeth, NJ- This summer, Atalanta will release the company's first retail brand of Italian classics, Cucina Classica. Focusing on inspiring the consumer to experience classic Italian cuisine, Atalanta collaborated with its Italian partners to produce an assortment of traditional products that are authentic to the classic Italian kitchen.
Beginning with the introduction of imported Italian cheeses, the selection includes DOP classics from respected producers. Comprised of exact weight cuts, and cups of shredded, grated and shaved cheeses, the line features Pecorino Romano, Piave, Asiago, Gorgonzola, Provolone Piccante, Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano and Italian Salad Blend. Atalanta's Senior Director of Business Development, Frank Belfiore, states "Atalanta has long standing relationships with Italian cheesemakers; we work closely with our partners to bring the finest ingredients and guarantee our consumers the authenticity of our cheeses."
Stunning photography and original recipes provide the foundation of Cucina Classica's marketing campaign, which was developed in-house by Atalanta's brand and culinary team, the "Be Inspired by an Italian Classic" campaign will include in store promotions, merchandising support, product training, co-op advertising, and a brand website.
Debuting at IDDBA (International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association) Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo June 5-7, Cucina Classica will be one of Atalanta's featured brands. "We are seeing a greater expectation from consumers for authentic, premium products and Cucina Classica is a brand that is committed to all those qualities", said Atalanta's Director of Brand Development Mari Meriluoto.
Atalanta is one the largest privately held food importers in the US. Our diverse range of brands represents the most innovative and highest quality products worldwide. After more than seven decades, our focus continues to be in building relationships and anticipating our customers' needs. For more information on Cucina Classica contact email@example.com or visit us at IDDBA Show, booth #4801 and the Summer Fancy Food Show, booth #2542. Press contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth, NJ- Atalanta one of the largest privately held food importers in the US expands its "Regg It Up" brand campaign to include a new website, social media and updated merchandising materials. Launched in 2015, this successful campaign supports retailers who recognize that offering the highest quality original, authentic PDO Parmigiano-Reggiano is important to their customers.
For the third year in a row, the National Restaurant Association has recognized Atalanta Corporation for its new and innovative products. This year Del Destino Peruvian Sauces and L'Estornell Smoked Oil took center stage for their global flavors and unique attributes. The 2016 FABI Awards will be presented at the National Restaurant Association Show (NRA), May 21-24 in Chicago.
Elizabeth, NJ – Zullo Design Agency has received the Graphic Design USA's American Package Design award for the redesign of Atalanta's retail Del Destino® Quinoa Cups. Atalanta Corporation has partnered with Zullo on various branding and packaging projects over the past two years. This is their first award with the Princeton based agency.
Elizabeth, NJ - Atalanta Corporation, one of the largest privately owned food importers in the U.S. announces a major re-branding effort for its premium product line, Del Destino
The 2015 annual Palmer Food Service Show last month prominently featured a culinary competition using the Atalanta exclusive Sweety Drop pepper. Palmer’s event encouraged over 90 submissions and awarded prizes to the top three finishers.
SNOWDONIA CHEESE COMPANY enjoyed a successful summer having garnered a host of awards, and press revelation of a
Atalanta Corporation & Affiliates has been ranked #15 out of 100 privately held companies in New Jersey and ranked #1 in Union County.
Elizabeth, NJ- Atalanta took home 6 ribbons at the 2015 American Cheese Society Competition, including two for First Place. Hosted in Providence, Rhode Island on July 31, 2015, the ACS held one of the biggest events of its kind, featuring 1,600+ American artisan and specialty cheeses. 267 companies submitted 1 ,779 products for the judging & competition.
Elizabeth, NJ- The International Cheese Awards, held in Nantwich, UK took place on July 28-29, 2015. A record number of cheeses, more than 4,500 competed at the largest cheese show in the world, with entries from 274 exhibitors from 31 countries. Atalanta's sister company, Finica is proud to be part of such a colossal event.
Elizabeth, NJ - Real Greek Artisan®, a leading Greek Feta cheese and specialty food line, will be featured at the Summer Fancy Food show on June 28-30, 2015, in New York City at Atalanta Corporation’s booth #2540. With the support of the European Commission to protect products of designated origins, Real Greek Feta was reintroduced to the market with PDO and PGI labels in 2002. Real Greek Artisan® aims to educate the consumer on Greece’s culinary history and promote true Greek products and ingredients.
Elizabeth, NJ – Gellert Global Group’s Chairman and CEO, George Gellert and family announced an endowment for the Department of Food Science at Cornell University – Ithaca, NY.
Elizabeth, NJ - Ontario-based Finica Food Specialties, a leading importer and distributor of specialty cheese and gourmet food items
from around the world, is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a member of the Gellert Global Group.
Elizabeth, NJ – Atalanta Corporation announces the unveiling of a new design in its product packaging for Celebrity, its Canadian goat’s milk line. The initial run of the new packages will be presented at the Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show later this month.
Atalanta Corporation will debut a new line of Switzerland Specialty cheeses from Mifroma at the Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY, this June.
Elizabeth, NJ - The Gellert Global Group has announced the opening of their new 204,000 square foot warehouse located in Carson, California. The Group consists of leading North American food importing companies and has been involved in importing food products for nearly 100 years.
Atalanta Corporation's Canadian partner Quality Cheese’s Bella Casara Ricotta took home top honors in the Fresh Cheese category at the 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix Gala of Champions held on April 22, 2015. Sponsored and hosted every two years by Dairy Farmers of Canada, the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix celebrates the high quality, versatility and great taste of cheese made from 100% Canadian milk by cheese makers from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia.
Atalanta Corporation has received two honors for its Del Destino Ready to Eat Quinoa Salad and the Del Destino Ready to Eat Quinoa trays at this year’s Food and Beverage Innovations Awards. The 2015 FABI Awards will be presented at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant Show May 16-19 in Chicago, IL.
Black Bomber® has been named the best-selling British cheese brand in English specialty food shops in an annual survey by prominent United Kingdom trade magazine Fine Food Digest.
Atalanta Corporation continues its 70th anniversary celebration by launching a new logo and a refreshed, mobile and tablet-ready website, www.atalantacorp.com.
Atalanta Corporation, a food importer specializing in cheese, charcuterie, grocery and seafood products, will celebrate their 70th year as a third generation family-operated business in early 2015.
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. So how do you differentiate your foodservice import and distribution business from everyone else?
If you're Atalanta Corporation, you find specialty food products from all over the world before anyone else, educate your customers about them, then show them ways they can use these new products in multiple ways on their menus, all while keeping costs down.
Elizabeth, NJ - Atalanta Corporation came home with an astonishing eight awards at the first annual Canadian Cheese Awards, held on April 7 in Toronto, Ontario. The competition hosted cheesemakers from across Canada, with nearly 300 products from 76 producers. The independent competition honored cheeses from several provinces, spanning all types including cow, sheep, goat and water buffalo milk cheeses.
The World Championship Cheese Contest crowned a new king last week, as the bi-annual competition held in Wisconsin named the Original Schweizer Rohmilch Emmentaler the world’s top cheese.
The National Restaurant Association has announced its annual award recipients of the 2014 Food & Beverage Innovations Awards to be presented at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, with Atalanta receiving two top honors. As the exclusive importer, Atalanta will receive two 2014 FABI awards for its Pivetti Skura Nera Pizza Flour and Sweety Drop Peppers.
At this year’s 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show, Atalanta is unveiling a new way to take buyers, retailers and consumers alike on a culinary tour they won’t soon forget.
Atalanta Corporation is excited to announce that these well-known and respected brands are now part of our already rich portfolio! For more information, please contact your Atalanta Sales Representative or send us an email. New brands include; Castello Saga, Belton Farms, IL Villaggio, Deca&Otto, Balade, and Valley Forge. Coming soon to our website.
Agribosco Organic Italian 10 Minute Farro won a gold award from the Speciality Food Association. And it's no wonder: the ancient whole grain is versatile, nutritious, and downright delicious. It's been a staple of Italian cuisine for centuries. Ours is USDA organic and cooks in only 10 minutes!
Three of our products have received the 2018 Food and Beverage Awards (FABI) from the National Restaurant Association. MENU was recognized for its flavorful and on-trend Dorati semi-dried cherry tomatoes and Shakshuka sauce. Caffe Vergnano was honored for their innovative Compostable Espresso Capsules. Taste our FABI winners at the National Restaurant Association Show. Atalanta Booth #2409.
These hand-picked peaches are of the highest quality, offering consistent color, texture, and sweetness. Use this versatile fruit in pies, smoothies, salsas, marinades, toppings and grilled fish or poultry kababs.
Atalanta Corporation is a food importer specializing in cheese, charcuterie, deli meat, grocery and seafood products from around the world. Founded in 1945, Atalanta is the largest privately held food importer in the United States. Our product range has the versatility to meet the requirements of every market, from commodity to specialty.
The ancient Greeks revered the goddess Atalanta for her prowess as a hunter and the swiftness in which she acted. Our founders took this name for our company to emulate both her resourcefulness and ability to provide. Today, we pride ourselves in providing our customers, suppliers and partners the best possible service with speed and efficiency.
Our website features items from some of the most prestigious and revered brands from around the world. Whether it is our selection of gourmet cheeses, artisan charcuterie, specialty grocery, or our extensive line of gourmet Mediterranean items, this site will serve in understanding the vast capabilities at Atalanta.
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