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Olivieri 1882 bakery wins Sofi Gold Award in for classic panettone

May 29, 2024
By Bakers Journal

Photo: Olivieri 1882's award-winning Classic Panettone

Arzignano, Italy – Olivieri 1882’s Classic Panettone has won the Gold Award as part of the Specialty Food Association’s 2024 Sofi Awards, a top honour in the $207-billion specialty food industry.

Olivieri 1882’s Classic Panettone was selected by specialty food experts, buyers, and media as the top Baked Goods – Bakery Desserts product, alongside Gold Award winners in 49 total categories. Products are judged on taste, including flavor, appearance, texture, and aroma, ingredient quality, and innovation. All tastings are anonymous and are held at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center.

“The team and I are delighted that the quality of our products and the continuous and meticulous research and innovation we apply to our work has been recognized on an international scale through this prestigious award,” said Nicola Olivieri, head baker and owner of Olivieri 1882, in a news release. “This is a significant milestone for Olivieri 1882, which in 2023 opened its first overseas company precisely in the U.S., where we are beginning an ambitious expansion project.”

The Sofi Awards are open to members of the SFA and have been given each year since 1972. Winners will be showcased at the 2024 Summer Fancy Food Show, running June 23-25, at the Javits Center in New York City, and celebrated at the first-ever Sofi Awards Gala on June 24.

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