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The competition

The Panettone World Championship, conceived and organized in Italy, is the event that celebrates the most famous Italian leavened product in the world: the traditional artisan panettone.


It is an international competition organized by the Accademia dei Maestri del Lievito Madre e del Panettone Italiano to promote the quality of traditional Italian artisan panettone around the world.


The Academy, established in September 2020, was born from the inspiration of a small group belonging to Maestri del Lievito Madre Claudio Gatti, Salvatore De Riso, Maurizio BonanomiPaolo Sacchetti, Vincenzo Tiri and Carmen Vecchione provided the driving force to set up the Academy with the mission of promoting and protecting the use of sourdough by pastry chefs, pizza chefs and bakers who have been using and working with it for at least 10 years.


Academy members base their vocation on the values of professionalism, sustainability and sharing, committing themselves to spreading and promoting the use of quality ingredients in the preparation and production of panettone.


The objectives

To start a discussion to promote respect for artisanal and traditional panettone, produced using quality raw materials, without the use of chemical additives and preservatives modifying the natural essence of the basic ingredients;

To raise public awareness of the importance of the quality, value and uniqueness of traditional artisanal panettone.


Why participate?

Panettone World Championship is an important moment of comparison and growth with the greatest Masters of Mother Yeast, Pastry Chefs, Chefs, Bakers, Pizzaioli at national and international level.

The winner will be able to boast the title of " Panettone World Championship Champion " until 30 April 2023 by inserting the logo of the assigned title in the packaging of his product: Panettone World Championship 2021 Champion.

The juries

The technical jury, the quality jury and the popular jury judged the products blindly and only the delegate was aware of the correspondence between candidate and product.

  • The technical jury made up of undisputed Masters and a President.

  • The quality jury composed of journalists and specialized operators in the communication sector with a deep knowledge of the product and a president.

  • The popular jury made up of a heterogeneous audience elected following a drawing of lots from special lists. 

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