The United States of America are one of the major markets for italian agro-food products, both in terms of size, both compared to development potentials. The "Italian cuisine" in fact, enjoys high regard because it is healthy and tasty; appearance becomes particularly important since Michelle Obama has undertaken a real fight against obesity.In recent years the consumption of Italian cheeses has had a considerable increase, becoming the best sold between the imported cheese and overcoming French cheeses and New Zealand's cheeses.
There is a marked preference for soft cheeses like Taleggio PDO and for fresh cheeses like Mozzarella and Mascarpone, but continue to be very appreciated also the other italian big cheeses like Grana Padano PDO, Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, Gorgonzola PDO, Asiago PDO and Provolone Valpadana PDO.
Leading specialty food supplier in U.S.A. is "Gourmet Foods International" that with his warehouse locations in Florida, Georgia, Colorado and New Jersey it can service customers in all 50 States. Since 1967, the year in which Russel McCall driven by his love for the world's finest food, opened the first cheese and wine shop in Atlanta, the GFI's mission has always been to pursue excellence in the food sector, emphasizing the quality, craftmanship and freshness of the product and specializing in the import of cheese, wine and fine food. Presently, in his warehouse locations there are 7000 regular stock items coming around the world.
Taleggio PDO, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO, Gorgonzola PDO, Parmigiano Reggiano PDO and Fontal are the Vivaldi brand products that reach american consumers through GFI's distribution channels and they promote the Italian dairy tradition abroad.