Arla Mozzarella Malta Pizza Challenge 2015 | AppleCore FoodsAppleCore Foods

Arla Mozzarella Malta Pizza Challenge 2015 | AppleCore Foods

29, 30, 31 May 2015 at Melita Gardens, Balzan

Event Programme

29 May
3:00pm – 6:00pm : Pizza Making Competition (ITS Students)

30 May
9:00am – 11:30am : Pizza Making Competition
3:00pm – 6:00pm : Pizza Making Competition

31 May
9:30am – 11:30am : Freestyle competition
11:45am : Presentation

The Concept

The Arla Mozzarella Malta Pizza Challenge is the first event of its kind in Malta which seeks to award the top pizzaioli in the Maltese Islands.


The competition will be timed and will split in two:

  • Pizza Making Competition
  • Freestyle Pizza Challenge

The final schedule will be determined by the total number of participants.

Pizza Making Competition

This competition will consist of a series of heats, with 4 pizzaioli participating in each heat. Each competitor will have 15 minutes to prepare 4 pizzas as follows:

  1. Classica
  2. Calzone
  3. Focaccia
  4. Mystery Pizza (the competitors’ own invention from a pre-defined set of ingredients)

Points will be awarded for each of these 4 pizzas. These 4 marks will then be added up to give the overall score for each pizzaiolo.

This competition will take place over 2 days (Friday & Saturday) with participants being given a specific slot on one of those two days in which they will be participating. The winners will be announced on Sunday 31st May after the freestyle competition has ended.

Participants may bring their own dough but all other ingredients will be provided by the organisers. A jury comprising of foreign experts in the field shall judge the event.

Freestyle Pizza Challenge

This event will take place on Sunday 31st May. Each competitor will be given 5 minutes to display their acrobatic and freestyle pizza skills and will be judged on their performance.

Participants in this category must bring their own dough. The winners of this category will be announced as soon as the competition ends.


6 awards shall be handed out at the end of the competition as follows:

  1. Best Pizza Classica
  2. Best Pizza Calzone
  3. Best Focaccia
  4. Best Mystery Pizza
  5. Best Overall Pizzaiolo
  6. Best Freestyle Pizzaiolo

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 participants in each category, while all participants will receive a certificate of merit.
The best overall pizzaiolo will also be awarded a trophy and a grand prize which consists of a professional pizza training course at the Accademia Pizzaioli in Italy.


Click here to download the application form. A fee of €25 per application will apply and is not refundable.
Closing date for applications: 24th May 2015
All participants agree to adhere to all the rules and regulations of this competition. Click here to view the rules and regulations.