SIFOR: The Authentic Taste of Sicilian Cheese in California

The global journey of SIFOR (an acronym for Sicilian Cheeses) continues. The company was established in 1989 by the brothers Pietro and Giovanni Pastoia in Belmonte Mezzagno, a small town in the province of Palermo.

The firm specializes in the production and sale of cheeses and sweet ricottas, primarily used to fill the famous Sicilian cannolis. Its origins trace back to the 1950s when the founders’ grandfather began selling these local specialties.

Giovanni and Pietro joined their father in the business in the 1980s. From that point onwards, the venture transformed, evolving into a splendid manufacturing entity that today dominates the international market, with 62% of its revenue generated from foreign countries.

We’ve previously narrated the captivating tale of this commendable production house in a dedicated article.Find it here!

Just a few months after their participation in the Summer Fancy Food in New York, an international food exhibition, SIFOR is gearing up for another overseas escapade. The company’s products will be showcased at the Nexxt Expo’ in Los Angeles, a fair dedicated to Made in Italy, running from October 19th to 22nd.

At a dedicated stand of the Sicily Show, organized for the event by IoComproSiciliano, attendees can savor an impressive range of delicacies. These include the indispensable classic sheep cheeses, both fresh and aged, varieties flavored with black pepper, chili, olives, pistachio, truffle, or saffron, the Pecorino Montanaro aged for 12 months in the mountains, and to top it all, the exquisite cheese cream.

SIFOR’s sugared ricotta cream was used in crafting the Sicilian Cassata in Beverly Hills, as part of the project Sicily in the World #BenvenutaCassata. Serving as the face of the event was Chef Celestino Drago, and we’ve detailed his story in a dedicated article.Find it here!

The Belmonte Mezzagno-based company has fostered collaborative ties with the United States for several years now. These invaluable partnerships primarily blossomed thanks to their active participation in major fairs. Such invaluable events, as stated by the proprietor, not only enrich the brand but also open doors to new and promising prospects.