Leading European frozen bakery company merges convenience and authenticity for U.S. market
NEW YORK – Vandemoortele, a family-owned European bakery company, has launched three new personal focaccias in the North American market as part of its Lanterna line of authentic Italian bread crafted with genuine, simple ingredients.
Lanterna, which includes a range of focaccia, ciabatta and pizza made in Italy, merges authentic flavor and character with convenience. The new personal focaccias capitalize on classic Italian combinations consumers already love: Herb Garlic Butter; Bell Pepper & Mozzarella; and Cherry Tomato, Pesto & Mozzarella. They are designed to thaw and serve or heat in a toaster oven to release the aroma of focaccia straight from the oven.
“Vandemoortele honors the rich background and origin of every one of our products,” says Raoul Dexters, general manager for Vandemoortele North America. “Our new personal focaccias reinforce our commitment to producing bakery items that are accessible to consumers looking for both authenticity and convenience.”
‘Lanterna,’ which is Italian for lighthouse, is the symbol of Genoa, Italy, where the line originated. Drawing inspiration from the local history and culture, Lanterna products have become an Italian favorite, even winning the “Best Tasting Focaccia” distinction by Italian consumers during a sensory test in 2021.
Made with high quality cold-pressed virgin olive oil and fresh herbs and produce, Lanterna’s baked goods offer authentic Italian flavor and character in every bite. From Rosemary Focaccia to Margherita Pizza, Lanterna’s wide range of items are delicious on their own or pair perfectly with other ingredients like meats, cheeses, eggs and fresh vegetables.
Vandemoortele, the parent company of Lanterna, is a family-owned, leading European food group that produces and sells high-quality food products with a focus on sustainability from ingredient sourcing to product packaging and shipment. Founded in Izegem, Belgium in 1899, Vandemoortele concentrates on two categories: Bakery Products and Margarines, Culinary Oils, and Fats. The Vandemoortele group has a manufacturing presence in 12 European countries and sells to more than 95 countries, including the United States and Canada. The head Vandemoortele office is in Ghent, Belgium. Learn more here, and connect with Vandemoortele North America on LinkedIn for the latest updates.