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.
I have had a love affair with fresh mozzarella since I first went to Italy for our honeymoon. There is really nothing quite like it. It’s smooth. It’s creamy. It melts in your mouth. It is everything that the processed stuff wishes it was. And when I came back to the US I was sad to think that I would not taste anything like that unless I went back to Italy. I was wrong.
Galbani Mozzarella Fresca is every bit as delicious as the mozzarella that we enjoyed while we were in Italy. One bite of their mozzarella, which can be found in the specialty cheese section at the grocery store, and I am transported back to that restaurant in Fiesole overlooking Florence. It is that good. Don’t just take my word for it though–Saveur Magazine recently voted Galbani Mozzarella Fresca as one of their favorite fresh mozzarellas.
And while I can (and do) snack on mozzarella by itself, Caprese (a combination of mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes) is one of my all-time favorite combinations. The combination works well as a simple salad. It’s a great addition to pasta. It would make a fabulous pizza. And in this case, when it’s paired with crusty bread, mashed avocado and a fried egg, it makes one heck of a breakfast toast.
To celebrate the Caprese Challenge, Galbani is giving away all kinds of fun prizes to voters through August 9, with a grand prize of $500 given to a random voter at the end of the contest. You can enter once a day, so go check out the other blogger’s fun spins on the classic Italian dish Caprese, and vote for a chance to win some great prizes!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated for my time but as always all the opinions are my own.
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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