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Panettone World Championship

/ 04 July 2019


A worldwide challenge in perfect proofing, elegant shaping, kneading and baking methods, choice of ingredients, finesse and balance on the palate, originality and colour... The Maestri del Lievito Madre group is launching the first edition of the “Panettone World Championship” and invites the best pastry chefs in Italy and worldwide to compete for the title of “World Panettone King”. The Panettone World Championship was set up precisely to promote the excellence of artisan panettone at international level, by comparing the different cultures of those who produce panettone starting with naturally occurring yeast, a factor that reveals the true identity and character of each area.

The names of the Italian pastry chefs and members of Maestri del Lievito Madre who make it through to the final will be announced on Monday 22 July during the La Notte dei Maestri del Lievito Madre event, now in its 5th edition, acknowledged as one of the most important in the leavened “non-seasonal” cakes sector. The announcement of the finalists of the first edition of “Panettone World Championship”, promoted by the Maestri del Lievito Madre group will be made against the stupendous backdrop of Piazza Garibaldi in the historic heart of Parma (starting from 8 pm).

The winners will be crowned and awarded their prizes on 20 October 2019 at the 41st edition of HostMilano, the International Hospitality Exhibition (scheduled from 18 to 22 October 2019 at Fiera Milano, Rho). The panettone will be tasted and judged by two different juries: a panel of experts, made up of the best known and best qualified Italian and foreign pastry chefs and a panel of critics, comprising food journalists and gourmets.

To take part in the selection for the best traditional artisan panettone, please apply for exclusive participation by completing the special registration form, which can be downloaded from the www.panettoneworldchampionship.com website by 30 June 2019 by email to the address contest@panettoneworldchampionship.com

The regulations can be consulted on the www.panettoneworldchampionship.com website.


Press Office Micaela Scapin Comunicazione