We satisfy the request of many readers of the blog on the subject of Italian cheese and today we’re going to reveal what are the 5 best-selling Italian cheese products by Bell Italia abroad. Some clarification is a must: this is not a ranking of the best Italian cheeses, but a simple “photograph” of those that are most requested by our customers from all over the world.
Supermarkets, wholesale warehouses, importers, but also pizzerias and restaurants abroad turn to Bell Italia for their purchases of Italian food and non-food products. They know they can count on a serious and efficient partner, which since 2010 has been offering the best of made in Italy at the lowest prices on the market and guaranteeing a top-level administrative and logistic service.
The Italian cheese export is constantly growing. The previous year shows very interesting data: + 6.3% in volume and + 11.2% in value, for a total export turnover exceeding 3 billion euros. Europe and the United States are the markets that most appreciate Italian cheese. The performances of Asian countries are also excellent, in particular China, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia.
These results should be read in the light of the many difficulties that Italian cheese has to face: increases of duties, Brexit, competition from fake products (the famous phenomenon of “Italian sounding“, that we have often mentioned) and, last but not least, events related to the pandemic. What stands out, however, is the ever-growing appeal of our cheese on foreign markets, the result of years and years of investments aimed at strengthening the made in Italy all over the world.
Let’s now see which are the 5 best-selling Italian cheese products abroad by Bell Italia. Some of them, we are sure, will amaze you. Below we show you a picture of a recent shipment of fresh products for one of our foreign customers. You will notice how carefully we prepare the goods. The tricolor adhesive tape, which we affix after the last check, is a guarantee of quality and safety. Transport is carried out with refrigerated vehicles, which guarantee the perfect preservation of the products and the respect for the cold chain.
In first place among the best-selling Italian cheese products by Bell Italia we find Bel Paese Galbani. This is no coincidence since Galbani is the best-known Italian cheese brand in the world. Bel Paese, whose name unmistakably recalls our Peninsula, has a long and successful history. It was invented in 1906 by Egidio Galbani, with the aim of contrasting French cheese. «I felt sad when I realized that, stopping in front of the main delicatessen shops of our cities, one could not see any luxury cheese bearing an Italian name”, wrote the founder of the company bearing his name.
The result was soft and velvety cheese, with a simple and unmistakable taste, made with raw materials of the highest quality, easy to store and highly digestible. The Bel Paese that still today, with the Boot clearly visible on the label, represents Italy in delicatessens all over the world.
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With over 550,000 forms of Grana Padano made every year, Latteria Soresina is the world’s leading producer of this type of cheese. Grana Padano PDO is high-quality hard cheese, with a perfect granular structure and a particular straw yellow color. It has a fragrant aroma and an unmistakable delicate but, at the same time, full-bodied flavor. Also, it is healthy and nutritious, as well as extremely versatile in the kitchen.
It can, in fact, be consumed alone or in combination with other ingredients: for lunch, dinner, for a tasty aperitif, or as a snack for children. This is why Soresina Grana Padano DPO is one of the Italian cheese products most sold by Bell Italia abroad, particularly in northern European countries and in the United Kingdom.
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Pecorino Romano is a typical Sardinian cheese. The name is linked to its ancient origins, dating back to more than two thousand years ago, when the ancient Romans used it in banquets or as food for legionaries. Today, Pecorino Romano DPO is among the best known, appreciated, and exported Italian cheeses all over the world. It is characterized by a smooth, white crust and a hard and compact texture.
The flavor is slightly spicy and can be more or less intense depending on the seasoning. Among the various manufacturing companies, Pinna is perhaps the most representative and, certainly, most present in the shopping carts of our foreign customers. We are talking about a historic Italian company that today produces over one hundred thousand quintals of cheese every year and develops a turnover of 65 million euros, 30% of which is destined for foreign markets.
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The fourth place in our special ranking of the most exported Italian cheeses from Bell Italia is occupied by an Apulian product: ricotta marzotica. Its name derives from the fact that it is made in spring, particularly in March (“Marzo”, in Italian), from the milk of cows, sheep, or goats that feed on a forage made soft by the atmospheric conditions of the period. Ricotta marzotica is crumbly, but not elastic, and has a characteristic savory flavor.
It can be eaten as a separate dish but finds its maximum enhancement in combination with broad beans or tasty first courses. We recommend Ricotta Marzotica Marte, an Apulian company that for over forty years has combined tradition and modernity to offer consumers the highest-quality Italian cheese.
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Our fifth proposal concerns a product that perhaps is less “noble” than the previous ones, but certainly among the most requested Italian cheeses by our customers all over the world. We are talking about Filatino Prealpi, which is sweet, soft and light spun cheese that stands out not only for its goodness but also for the numerous possibilities of use in the kitchen.
It is available in two sizes: the 300 g baby format, ideal for home consumption, and the 5 kg maxi one, highly sought after by restaurants and pizzerias all over the world. Prealpi is a historic Italian company that since 1922 has been creating high-quality and tasteful dairy products, appreciated in Italy and around the world.
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