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Lenberg Farms Wins Top Awards at UK Nantwich and ACS Competitions

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 ... more →

Lenberg Farms Wins Top Awards at UK Nantwich and ACS Competitions

August 07 2017

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.

CAFFÈ VERGNANO LAUNCHES THE ÈSPRESSO1882 COMPOSTABLE RANGE AT THE SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW:

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 ... more →

CAFFÈ VERGNANO LAUNCHES THE ÈSPRESSO1882 COMPOSTABLE RANGE AT THE SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW:

June 28 2017

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

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