Delicious Galbani Cheese Recipes and Wine Pairings

Caprini Salad with Galbani Fresh Mozzarella

A delicious, fresh recipe that can be made in minutes.

Enjoy as an appetizer or side dish.

Homemade Healthy Caprese Salad with Tomato Mozzarella and Basil


8 oz. Galbani Fresh Mozzarella Ball

3 Vine Ripe Tomatoes

Yellow Pear and Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half

1/2 Red Onion, thinly slicedCastello Di Gabbiano Promessa Pinot Grigio 2013

Capers, chopped

1 Lemon Zest




Olive Oil

Lemon Juice

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Wine Pairing

Gabbiano Pinot Grigio


1. Cut the vine ripe tomatoes into quarters and arrange on salad plates with sliced cherry tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes.

2. Scatter sliced onions.

3. Slice Galbani Mozzarella Ball into small wedges and distribute among plates. Refrigerate.

4. Whisk oil and lemon, add, oregano, garlic, chopped capers.

5. Drizzle over the salad and garnish with torn basil.


You’ll find lots of delicious Galbani recipes here: all are very wine-friendly!


This post is sponsored by Galbani Cheese.

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