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Italian Food Awards USA 2019: the winners

The 14 most innovative Italian products of 2019 awarded during the third edition of the competition organized by Italianfood.net and Universal Marketing at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2019

A total 14 Italian food and beverage products received the Italian Food Awards on the opening day of the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City before an audience of top personalities from the Italian food industry, U.S. buyers, chefs, ambassadors of Italian cuisine, and members of the media.

The winners were selected from 11 product categories. Three top awards went to the special categories Packaging, Innovation, and Sustainability.

The winners are now available on www.italianfood.net, the platform designed for international buyers looking for authentic Italian products.

BAKERY & SNACKS

SKINNY THINS KALE & SEEDS – Casa Milo

Baked using only top quality natural ingredients such as Italian extra virgin olive oil, OGM free and hydrogenated fats free. Rich in fibers and omega-3 fats, it is a healthy snack.


BEVERAGE

MONKEY HARVEST IPA – Farchioni Olii

 Made in Umbria by using barley malt of the house. and a mix of Italian fresh hops, mostly coming from the plants around the brewery. 


COFFEE

TOSTINI BLACK ESPRESSO SINGLE DOSE COFFEE POD – Tostini Caffè

Single dose coffee pod 0,28 oz in 100% compostable filter paper. Aroma of dried apricot and cocoa biscuit. Box with 150 single doses coffee pod.


DAIRY

CHEESE SNACK – TRUFFLE – Granarolo

Oven baked, not fried, made with Italian aged cheese, real black truffle and a pinch of truffle aroma. Lactose and gluten free.  


DRESSING & VINEGARS

SUA MAESTÀ DENSO DOLCE – Acetaia Bellei

Aged in barrique characterized by a high density (1.35) and a low acidity, only 4%, due to an important quantity of cooked grape must. Caramel and gluten free. Unique and exclusive packaging.


FROZEN

MERAVIGLIE VEGETABLES MINI FLAN – Orogel

Suitable for a quick meal, as ready in few minutes and rich in taste and health. Available both for foodservice and for retail market.


OLIVE OIL & CONDIMENTS

ORGANIC – PGI SICILY – Manfredi Barbera & Figli

High level and uncontaminated lands embrace olive groves, whose fruits give an excellent oil. This oil is reliable to tradition and love for the Sicilian organic agriculture that is guarantee of authenticity and excellence.


PASTA & CEREALS

FRESH POTATO GNOCCHI WITH BEETROOT – Master

Simple and fast to cook: directly in a pan with the addition of half a cup of water to the favorite sauce. Made from fresh and steamed potatoes. New flavor: beetroots.


PRESERVES & SAUCES

AGROMONTE GIFT BOX – Rossociliegino

The Agromonte Marinara Pasta Sauce and the Ricotta Cheese Pasta Sauce are made exclusively with cherry tomato, a Sicilian tomato variety that assures an inimitable and naturally sweet taste.


SALUMI

PARMA HAM ANTIBIOTIC-FREE BREEDING – Devodier Prosciutti

The product is born from a bigger supply chain project: the pigs are reared completely without antibiotics after the 49th day. On top, the final product has all the guarantees of the Parma Ham PDO because it is made by only Italian meat and salt, no preservatives.   


SWEETS & CONFECTIONERY

PASTIGLIE AMARENA FABBRI – Pastiglie Leone

Amarena Fabbri and Pastiglie Leone, ancient companies and icon of the Italian savoir-faire in the world, launch the new Amarena Fabbri candy originals.


INNOVATION

CHEESE SNACK – TRUFFLE – Granarolo


PACKAGING – Ex aequo

DOLCE & GABBANA SPECIAL EDITION GIFT BOX – Pastificio Di Martino

Dolce & Gabbana and Pastificio Di Martino have launched the new Special Edition gift box, containing 5 varieties of PGI Gragnano Pasta made of 100% Italian durum wheat, bronze die extruded and slowly dried out at low temperature. 2 tins of Corbarino Tomato from Monti Lattari and 2 limited edition placemats created by Dolce & Gabbana complete the offer, whose design proudly showcases the distinctive trait of Italian conviviality.

INDIAN BLACK TEA PEACH – Acqua Minerale San Benedetto

Indian Black Tea extract in a stunning 250 mL bottle, inspired to the prestigious packages of ancient fragrances.


SUSTAINABILITY

VEZZENA CHEESE – Casearia Monti Trentini

Produced only with the milk collected during the summer months when the cows graze in the mountain fields of the Vezzena Plateau (Veneto region).

Below, some pictures from the ceremony

Phil Kafarakis, President Specialty Food Association
1/22
Master – PASTA & CEREALS
2/22
Manfredi Barbera & Figli – OLIVE OIL & CONDIMENTS
3/22
Granarolo – DAIRY
4/22
Casa Milo – BAKERY & SNACKS
5/22
Agromonte – PRESERVES & SAUCES
6/22
Acetaia Bellei – DRESSING & VINEGARS
7/22
Granarolo – DAIRY & INNOVATION
8/22
Pastiglie Leone – SWEETS & CONFECTIONERY
9/22
Orogel – FROZEN
10/22
Vezzena Cheese – SUSTAINABILITY
11/22
Pastificio Di Martino e San Benedetto – PACKAGING – Ex aequo
12/22
Farchioni Olii – BEVERAGE
13/22
Devodier – SALUMI
14/22
The Universal Marketing Team
15/22
16/22
17/22
18/22
19/22
Lidia Bastianich – Maurizio Forte, ICE – Simona Limoncini, Italian Consulate – Phil Kafarakis, Specialty Food Association
20/22
21/22
Silvia Limoncini, Italian Consulate – Phil Kafarakis, Specialty Food Association – Antonio Cellie, Fiere Parma – Donato Cinelli, Universal Marketing
22/22

Among the guests:

  • Francesco Panella, chef and owner Antica Pesa 
  • Dino Borri, Eataly Usa
  • Emilio Mignucci, Di Bruno Bros 
  • Richard Armanino, Italfoods 
  • Maria Reyes, KeHE Distributors
  • Dino Lettieri, Lettieri
  • Bruno Cilio, PizzArte
  • Gianfranco Sorrentino, Il Gattopardo

Special guests:

  • Lidia Bastianich
  • Maurizio Forte, ICE New York
  • Giovanni De Angelis, Anicav
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