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De Medici Imports celebrates at the Summer Fancy Food Show: 10th anniversary with Gellert Global Group The launch of Château Miraval Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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 ... more →

De Medici Imports celebrates at the Summer Fancy Food Show: 10th anniversary with Gellert Global Group The launch of Château Miraval Extra Virgin Olive Oil

June 19 2017

Elizabeth, NJ - 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. Founded in 1979, De Medici Imports brought the first Tuscan extra virgin olive oil marketed nationally in the United States. Since then, De Medici has been a leader in taste education for the specialty food business community connecting old-world, artisan producers with American retailers.

Steve Kaufman, EVP of De Medici states, "One of the most important goals we had at the time of the purchase was to maintain the whole "terroir" of De Medici so to speak, as we slowly integrated into Atalanta. I believe we did this quite well and it was reassuring to hear this feedback from our customers. The strong commitment from the Gellert family continues to support the De Medici quality and experience as we expand into some more broad-based business. Miraval is an example of our continued search for the best of the best in our collection".

DE MEDICI IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF CHÂTEAU MIRAVAL EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Tucked away in its own private valley in an ancient village in Provence, Château Miraval has cultivated 26 acres of organic olive groves that sit high above ancient stone walled terraces dating back to Roman times. The organic oil crafted from these and neighboring groves, comes in a beautifully designed yet functional black sandstone bottle, which helps protect the oil from damaging UV rays. The sweet, peppery olive oil has notes of almond, hazelnut, and artichoke, with aromas of freshly cut grass and a spicy finish. Château Miraval 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.

De Medici's products have been awarded 28 NASFT Awards, including 2012's Outstanding Classic Product, Villa Manodori 'Artigianale' Balsamic Vinegar from three-star Michelin Chef Massimo Bottura. Several of De Medici's extra virgin olive oils earned awards at the 2017 New York International Olive Oil Competition, the largest and most respected olive oil quality competition in the world, including the Sicilian Mandranova Nocellara which received its third Gold Award; Gold award winners, Marqués de Griñón "Oleum Artis" from Toledo, Spain, Badia a Coltibuono Albereto from Tuscany; and Silver award winners, Marina Colonna and Melchiorri from Italy.

De Medici looks forward to continuing to serve the specialty food community in a thriving partnership with Atalanta, and to being a leading voice in the industry advocating artisan producers and authentic, regional products. For more information about De Medici Imports, please visit www.demedici.com or stop by booth #2538 at the Summer Fancy Food Show to taste their award-winning products! 

FABI Award 2017

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, ... more →

FABI Award 2017

March 15 2017

ATALANTA AWARDED 2017 FABI AWARD
PIACENTI TUSCAN ROASTED PORCHETTA WITH HERBS


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.


The Food and Beverage Innovation (FABI) Awards recognize new products for breakthrough achievement in taste,
marketability, creativity and profitability potential in foodservice operations. This year's recipients are recognized for their ontrend
menu items, healthy alternatives, and breakthrough ingredients. The 2017 FABI Awards will be presented at the National
Restaurant Association Show (NRA), May 20-23 in Chicago.


Always on the lookout for unique and authentic food items, Atalanta discovered a truly regional product from San Gimignano,
Tuscany. Salumificio Toscano Piacenti has perfected master craftsmanship over generations, working from ancient Roman
recipes. Andrea Berti, Senior Business Development Manager for Atalanta, explains "What caught our attention about
Salumificio Piacenti was their modern yet traditional production method. The long roasting with local herbs is steeped in the
ancient culinary traditions and creates this amazing combination of flavors that we fell in love with it. We knew this would be
a special item to bring to our customers."


Roasted Porchetta with Herbs is crafted from Pork Loins wrapped in Pork Belly and brined in a traditional family recipe that
includes local Tuscan herbs and spices. Before roasting, this delicious Porchetta is glazed with the same ingredients that are in
the brine including wild fennel, then roasted for ten hours. The result is a succulent roast, full of rich pork flavor with a hint
of earthy juniper berries, wild fennel, and other Mediterranean spices. Piacentti also offers Roasted Ham with Herbs, Roasted
Pork Loin with Herbs and Tuscan Prosciutto DOP.


Atalanta is the exclusive importer of Salumifico Toscano Piacenti. For more information or to sample our product, visit booth
#2409 at the NRA® Show, May 20-23, McCormick Place- Chicago, IL.

CELEBRITY™ GOAT CHEESE RECOGNIZED BY AMERICAN GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD 2016

Elizabeth, NJ - Atalanta Corporation, a leading global food importer, in conjunction with Princeton-based
design agency, Zullo, has been awarded the American Graphic ... more →

CELEBRITY™ GOAT CHEESE RECOGNIZED BY AMERICAN GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD 2016

October 03 2016

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.

Graphic Design USA invites thousands of creative professionals and organizations to participate in this competition. GDUSA honors outstanding design within the industry and its power to generate an emotional link between brand and consumer.

The update of Celebrity Goat Cheese packaging is part of Atalanta Corporation's larger initiative to refresh this award-winning brand. Mari Meriluoto, Director of Brand Development, says "Our goal was to elevate the brand identity to reflect the high-quality product and to resonate with the specialty cheese consumers of today, with a quirky but superior image. The tagline 'Famously Good' reflects the award- winning status of the line, and the goat with the sunglasses completes the connection with the brand name 'Celebrity'."

Celebrity Goat Dairy products are made from 100% pure Canadian goat's milk, collected from family-run farms in Southern Ontario, Canada. These award-winning Celebrity goat's milk cheeses are available in many varieties.

For more information on Celebrity Goat Cheese visit www.celebritygoat.com

For more information on Graphic Design USA visit www.gdusa.com 

George Gellert, Chairman & CEO of The Gellert Global Group awarded the L. Joseph Thomas Leadership Award from Cornell University

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 ... more →

George Gellert, Chairman & CEO of The Gellert Global Group awarded the L. Joseph Thomas Leadership Award from Cornell University

August 22 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEElizabeth, 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.

In addition to the award, the summer edition of Cornell Enterprise, a publication for and about the University's alumni, profiled Mr. Gellert in a feature article entitled, "Bringing A 'Benevolent Competitiveness' To Family Business." He was interviewed about the power of relationships, leadership and his determination to look forward.

Steve O'Mara, President of J.F. Braun, a Gellert Global Group company, stated in the article, "[Gellert] has a kind of never-stop-fighting mentality that has reached down into the entire organization."

In building the successful global business, Gellert says,"My Cornell education was a great foundation for my life and I've incorporated leadership lessons from my professors into my business approach. I am truly honored to receive this recognition from such a highly-renowned institution."


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George Gellert, Chairman & CEO of The Gellert Global Group awarded the L. Joseph Thomas Leadership Award from Cornell University

FINICA WINS TOP AWARDS AT THE 2016 AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION

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, ... more →

FINICA WINS TOP AWARDS AT THE 2016 AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION

August 11 2016

Elizabeth, NJ – The American Cheese Society Competition was hosted in Des Moines, Iowa on July 27-30th. With more than 1,200 in attendance, the ACS holds one of the biggest events of its kind, featuring 1,843 entries from over 250 companies. 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.

Quality Cheese from Vaughan Ontario, Canada took 2nd place in its category, Fresh Unripened Cheeses made from cow's milk, PC Crema Di Burrata. This cheese is made with 100% Canadian milk and has a soft and buttery interior. 2nd place in the Fresh Mozzarella category was awarded to, Zerto Fresh Mozzarella. This cheese is made with nothing but pure fresh milk. It's creamy texture and mild flavor are much softer than the mass produced mozzarella.

President of Finica, Paul Blake comments on Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar, "We haven't seen a cheese in Ontario come along with this kind of taste profile in many years. We are excited about its future. Fortunately, most haven't heard about it due to its limited supply, which is no longer an issue".

ACS Judging & Competition awards were given to cheese and dairy products that had achieved technical excellence and exhibited the highest aesthetic qualities. Products are recognized for their achievements in flavor, aroma, texture and appearance.

For more information on these items above, please visit www.finica.com, www.mariposadairy.com or www.atalantacorp.com.


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ATALANTA PARTNERS WITH SCOTTISH DAIRY

Elizabeth, NJ- Atalanta Corporation, in partnership with Scottish Development International, will feature a selection of Scottish cheeses at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June ... more →

ATALANTA PARTNERS WITH SCOTTISH DAIRY

June 27 2016

ATALANTA PARTNERS WITH SCOTTISH DAIRY 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.

Roddy Wilde, representing Scottish Dairy, agrees, "The Scottish Dairy Brand represents well known regional artisan brands and the launch with Atalanta is a major step forward in the promotion of Scottish dairy products in the United States. Products are carefully selected according to strict criteria, made with 100% Scottish milk. They are supported by well established partners, ensuring ready access for all customers to these superb variety of cheeses from Scotland."

In the first wave of the launch, Atalanta will feature two dairies and will roll out several more distinctive specialty cheeses in the weeks following the show. A section of Atalanta's booth will be dedicated to Scottish cheeses, displaying the new Connage Highland Farms Dunlop and The Island Smokery Orkney Smokey Red in addition to their original Scottish brand, Mull of Kintyre. In addition to this strategic partnership with SDI, Atalanta continues to work with Coombe Castle International Ltd, on rounding out their specialty producers from the U.K. "Coombe Castle plays a critical role for us and continues to introduce us to new products and suppliers", states Marissa DeMaio, Atalanta's Director of Retail Marketing.

Each of these cheeses has a unique story of its own. Connage Highland Dairy is based on the shores of the Moray Firth, near Inverness. The farm has been running for 65 years, with several generations managing operations.The recipe for their multi-award winning cheese, Connage Dunlop, originated in the town of Dunlop, Scotland, and dates back to 1668. Connage Dunlop is traditionally cloth-bound and matured for 7 months. Orkney Smokey Red hails from the pristine Orkney Islands where The Island Smokery has been producing smoked mature Orkney cheddar for the past ten years and has recently expanded to meet the growing demand of their product range. Because of the wood used, this double-smoked 14 month old mature cheddar possesses a unique island flavor.

From the craggy west coast of Mull of Kintyre comes an award winning cheddar crafted in the historic Campbeltown Creamery, which has been producing cheese since 1923. Rugged, bold and full of character, this cheddar is slowly aged to perfection and then hand selected by master cheese graders to ensur e its distinctive taste.

Atalanta and SDI will host a reception on Monday, June 27th, at New York City's famed Battery Gardens to coincide with the Summer Fancy Food Show launch. During this event, Atalanta's guests will be able to meet the cheese makers firsthand and enjoy an evening of Scottish culture that will feature samplings of the cheeses and other authentic Scottish fare, drink, and entertainment. Visit Atalanta at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June 26-28, 2016, at the Jacob Javits Center, Booth # 2542.

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Jun 07, 2017 03:21am
Start your summer snacking with these quick & easy Fried Goat Cheese & Heirloom Tomato Toasts! Serves: 4 Ingredients: •4 ounces Don Juan goat cheese with rosemary •¼ cup flour •1 pinch of salt and pepper •1 egg •½ cup panko bread crumbs •¼ cup Del Destino extra virgin olive oil •4 thick slices multi-grain bread, toasted •1 avocado •2 heirloom tomatoes •Saffron Instructions 1.Slice your 4 ounces of goat cheese into four even thin pieces. Place them on a piece of cling wrap and seal. Freeze them for at least 2 hours or until solid. 2.In a shallow bowl combine the flour, salt and pepper. In a second bowl whisk the egg and in a third seperate bowl add your panko bread crumbs. 3.Remove the goat cheese pieces from the freezer and one at a time dip them in the flour, then egg and lastly panko bread crumbs, being sure to coat all sides evenly. 4.In a small skillet over high heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and swirl around to coat the pan. Add two of the breaded goat cheese pieces to the hot oil. Turn the pieces after 40-60 seconds on each side, or golden brown. Be sure and fry each side, including the edges, well so the goat cheese doesn't run out. Place the fried goat cheese on a paper towel. 5.Repeat the process by adding the remaining olive oil and goat cheese pieces to the pan. 6.Meanwhile, top each toasted piece of bread with slices of avocado, tomato, fried goat cheese, pinch of Saffron and a tablespoon of balsamic reduction. Serve immediately.
In Print

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2015


Gourmet Retailer, February/March 2015 issue

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Pizza Today, March 2015 issue

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Gourmet Retailer, April/May 2015 issue


Culture, Spring 2015 issue

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Culture, Spring 2015 issue

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Culture, Spring 2015 issue

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Culture, Summer 2015 issue

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Culture, Summer 2015 issue

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Gourmet Retailer, June/July 2015 issue

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Gourmet Retailer, June/July 2015 issue


Gourmet Retailer, June/July 2015 issue


Gourmet Retailer, June/July 2015

2014


Total Foodservice, Autumn 2014 issue

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http://totalfood.com/


Gourmet Business, Autumn 2014 issue


Culture, Autumn 2014 issue

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Culture, Autumn 2014 issue

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http://www.snowdoniacheese.co.uk


Gourmet News, Summer 2014 issue


Gourmet Business, Summer 2014 Issue


Gourmet Business, Winter 2014 Issue


Pizza Today, Winter 2014 Issue

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