Appetizers, snacks and side dishes were front and center at Soavegel’s busy stand during the October 15-19 SIAL trade fair in Paris. The Italian gastronomical specialties maker boasts a wide line of frozen convenience products including mozzarella cheese-filled snacks, ham and cheese crispy pancakes, Sicilian Arancini, Stuffed Ascolana Olives, puff pastry, mashed potato pie with roasted peppers, fried gnocco, cheese souffle, breaded anchovies and polenta with cheese.
Among new temptations available to sample at the show was AperiPasta Carbonara, featuring 25-gram bites of carbonara pasta, bacon, egg and spices wrapped in crunchy breading made of 100% Italian durum wheat semolina. Also on the menu was cheese and black pepper-filled AperiPasta Cacio & Pepe bites. Both pre-cooked products, which are ready to serve after less than 10 minutes of oven heating, are distributed in 225-gram retail packs as well as in large-size 1,000-gram foodservice bags.
ArancinaMi was another newly launched item seen and savored by visitors to the Francavilla Fontana, Italy-based company’s booth. The 35-gram Al Volo line finger food treat features a blended filling of mozzarella and rice accented with saffron ebrobed in corn flakes breading.
In addition to supplying retail and foodservice channels across Europe and further afield with proprietary brand products, Soavegel also packs private labels for leading grocery chains and distributors. Among its clients are Auchan, Bofrost, Esselunga, Sisa, Conad, MD/LD, Sun Group, Dial, PAM Panorama, Eurospin and Crai.
80 Years of History
The company was founded by Domenico Bianco, who began as a pasta maker and launched the Soave brand in 1935. His son Leonardo assumed the helm in 1975 and expanded the business by significantly investing in automated manufacturing plant capacity to broaden production of speciality frozen food products inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine.
Today the entrepreneurial Bianco family remains fully engaged in the operational management of Soavegel, combining the advantages of state-of-the-art production plant technology with its depth of knowledge and experience in direct management.