2013 Galbani® Caprese Challenge

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We challenged 12 top bloggers to create the most original, most inspiring, most mouth-watering Caprese dishes ever tasted. The only requirements were, they had to use Galbani Mozzarella Fresca™, tomatoes, and basil — the rest was up to them. Now it’s your chance to try, pick, and vote for your favorite for a chance to win weekly prizes and $500! Visit GalbaniCheese.com/Caprese to get started. And vote often for even more chances to win.

Galbani Mozzarella Fresca is crafted here in the United States using Egidio Galbani’s original secret family recipe. Made in the fior di latte tradition from cow’s milk, our fresh mozzarella is gently stretched and kneaded through the Italian process known as pasta filata. This produces the uniquely soft, moist texture and mild, delicate taste Galbani Mozzarella Fresca is known for, and the melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness few can resist.

Recently listed by the editors of Saveur Magazine as one of their favorite fresh mozzarellas, we hope it becomes your favorite as well.

You’ll find Galbani Mozzarella Fresca in the specialty cheese section. Check out our store locator at GalbaniCheese.com to find the grocery store nearest you.

Mini Whole Wheat Pesto Caprese Pizzas + Galbani® Caprese Challenge!

In the summertime, I love a fresh, light Caprese salad in any form. Placed on a plate and drizzled with oil and vinegar, melted into a creamy pasta dish, or decorating delicious mini pizzas perfect for parties and weeknights… there is just nothing better than a Caprese with Galbani Mozzarella Fresca™! I’ve been using this incredible mozzarella long before Galbani reached to out to me about collaborating on this special blogger challenge. I’ll get to that in a minute!...more

Quinoa Caprese Salad

Juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fragrant basil--is there any combination more reminiscent of summertime? I don't think so! When my friends at Galbani® invited me to take part in the 2013 Galbani Caprese Challenge I was immediately on board. We wait a long time for tomato season to finally arrive so when it does, I like to keep the flavors simple so that the ripe tomato flavor can really shine....more

Caprese Chicken Meatball Skewers with Spinach Almond Pesto

When we were on the Amalfi Coast last year, one of the best food memories by far was eating the fresh mozzarella that is so famous in that area of Italy. It’s soft and creamy and was on every pizza we ordered.  That’s the kind of mozzarella cheese you want to use....more

Caprese Pie

If you guys are anything like me, you have a "thing" for delicious mozzarella cheese. There's nothing better than those salty little bites of chewy goodness, am I right? So, when I was asked to participate in the 2013 Galbani® Caprese Challenge, I couldn't have been more honored or excited. Any chance to work with mozzarella, ripe red tomatoes, and fresh green herbs and you can count me in! ...more

Caprese Avocado Breakfast Toast

To me nothing says summer like a Caprese salad. The smooth, milky mozzarella, the fresh sweet basil and perfectly sun ripened tomatoes just scream summer. That is why when Galbani® Mozzarella Fresca™ asked if I wanted to participate in the 2013 Galbani Caprese Challenge I was all for it. The fact that I have a slight obsession with mozzarella didn't hurt either. ...more

Caprese Stacks with Grilled Honey Balsamic Potatoes

My family's favorite quick and easy summer salad is a fresh Caprese salad.Made with perfectly ripened tomatoes from our garden or a local farmers' market, pungent basil snipped from our herb garden, soft fresh mozzarella, and a drizzle of olive oil and irresistible balsamic vinegar...and, wow, we're quite the smitten bunch. And I just love that it's a dish that our young girls ask to help out with in the kitchen....more

Galbani® Caprese Challenge

The classic Caprese salad has been pretty much my favorite food since I first had it a hundred years ago as a naive pre-freshman, touring my future college campus. I sat at a sidewalk cafe on Commonwealth Avenue and pondered the pretty plate of mozzarella, tomato, and basil, struck by the classic composition of its three-part structure....more

Galbani® Mozzarella Fresca™ Challenge: Caprese Grilled Steak

A giant cardboard box, labeled "Keep Refrigerated" arrived on my front porch last week. It was the start of a summer Caprese kickoff with Galbani Mozzarella Fresca, where a whole slew of incredible bloggers are creating recipes that you want to have in your face as the season moves from hot to simmering, and your wardrobe moves from winter wear to bikini fabulous. You already love Caprese. Gorgeously fresh, juicy heirloom tomatoes, tons of just-picked basil, slices of creamy mozzarella, a ton of fresh-ground pepper sprinkled up top....more

Galbani Caprese Challenge

You already know that one of my favorite flavor combinations is that of fresh tomatoes (preferably home grown), fresh mozzarella and basil, sprinkled with kosher salt and drizzled with liquid gold (normal people call it extra virgin olive oil) These ingredients make up the iconic Caprese salad. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know what this is. There is a reason it has been around forever. It’s good. No, it’s better than good. It’s darn near perfection on a plate. When that plate is in front of me, it’s simply irresistible. Who can blame me. Look at it. ...more

Caprese Mac and Cheese

This is probably not a news flash for you, but it’s very hard to make a bad macaroni and cheese dish, especially if you are taking the time to make your own cheese sauce, as we learned in this Homemade Trial.  But I can say that this macaroni and cheese is in the top five that I’ve ever made in my existence on this planet....more