In The Spotlight

Celebration of Our Passion

Summer Fancy Food Show 2022

Lioni had three incredible days as the Specialty Food industry came together for the Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC for the first time in three years.  Lioni showcased their fresh mozzarella products and connected with both old & new friends at this prominent trade show destination and was recognized for their Stracciatella with a top honor from the Specialty Food Association, 2022 sofi™ New Product Award!

Pizzaiolo Mike Bancale brought much enthusiasm and excitement to the Lioni booth featuring his sensational Neapolitan pizzas.  Let’s applaud Silvia Cogliano – founder of her woman-owned, Zero Gluten Foods, for showcasing Lioni Mozzarella on her incredible gluten free pizza crust!

Mike Bancale -Salsa Pizzeria

Silvia Cogliano – Zero Gluten Foods

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The Polo Bar

Ralph Lauren

The celebration continued as the Lioni family gathered around the table where their burrata was featured as an appetizer at Ralph Lauren’s immensely successful New York restaurant, The Polo Bar.

Marinated Zucchini & Burrata, Heirloom Tomatoes, Jalapeno, Basil & Toasted Pine Nuts with a lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette

LUX Garden Party 2022

Lioni Stracciatella Panna di Latte made the LUX Lifestyle HOT LIST of 2022 as the HOTTEST NEW CHEESE! Hot List award winners and their guests came together to celebrate the latest issue of Lux Lifestyle magazine.  Lioni was honored to be at the home of Lux Lifestyle magazine’s Kelli Delaney Kot, Editor at large. The exclusive July event was celebrated amongst the magnificent gardens at Kelli’s historic Hamptons farmhouse. To see more, visit the luxury lifestyle diary of the Hampton’s – &

“Foodies also descended upon the decadent Lioni Latticini family table which Offered their mouthwatering new Stracciatella cheese served with shaved truffles!”
– Tony Bowles, Contributing Columnist of The New York Exclusive

Courtesy of Kelli Delaney Kot, LUX Garden Party July ‘22

Chef Spotlight

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"Lioni's Burrata Con Panna is the best summertime Fresh Mozzarella on the market today" - Chef Franco Ortega

Established and family-owned since 1996, Italianissimo Ristorante Cafe and Bar has served Staten Island and beyond with the finest selections of Italian cuisine. Known for their reputation of excellence and quality, Chef Franco Ortega and his team have consistently exceeded customers’ expectations with classic and modern dishes served in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
As the owner and executive chef of Italianissimo, Ortega concentrates much of his expertise on providing a menu that offers a little bit of everything combining all his culinary experiences to provide authentic Italian cuisine from all regions of Italy. Chef Ortega searches the market for the finest ingredients to create something truly special for the guests of Italianissimo.

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