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