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Rosanna Marziale

Rosanna Marziale

Now one of the key representatives of new Southern Italian cuisine, Rosanna is dedicated to celebrating the ingredients of Campania, and specialities such as Sorrento lemons, San Marzano tomatoes and Gragnano pasta feature strongly in her menus. But it is buffalo products, particularly mozzarella di bufala Campana DOP (buffalo mozzarella from Campania PDO), that she is best known for – a reputation that has led to her being dubbed ‘The Queen of Mozzarella’. An ambassador for the cheese, she has pioneered new techniques and recipes to create a series of signature dishes such as La pizza al contrairo (the inside out pizza) which uses specially prepared mozzarella as the base and bread as one of the toppings. Her Mozzarella cheesecake with raspberry sauce repurposes the cheese as part of a sweet, creamy dessert. With these dishes she seeks to show that by reconceptualising ingredients, we can do anything our imagination allows.

She has also written two books for children and a fairy tale called Sorrisi di Latte (Milky Smiles) and she is the main character of a cartoon, La Cuoca Girovaga (The Travelling Chef). Her future plans include creating a children’s cartoon with characters made of food. In honour of her most prized ingredient, she has also published a book, Evviva la Mozzarella! Proposte Gourmand con la Bufala Campana (Cheers to Mozzarella! Gourmet Ideas for Buffalo Mozzarella from Campania), which contains over a hundred ideas for how to eat the cheese in all its forms.