Businesses often talk about the importance of relationships, but the owners of Mondo Doro know the true meaning of the word.
In 1995, after 25 years working together, three friends combined 150 years’ of experience to found the award-winning WA smallgoods provider.
Brothers Nick and John Ciampini, together with friend John Rapanaro, leased a small factory and started selling all sorts of deliciousness from chorizo and pastrami to silverside to traditional Christmas hams.
Fast forward to today and their sons have joined the business to help grow one of Western Australia’s favourite household names, supplying over 60 products to Australian independent stores, restaurants and delis.
WA born and bred
Kleenheat prides itself on supporting WA businesses and has plenty of respect for Mondo Doro’s strong belief in keeping things local. The team prides itself on using exclusively Australian pork and processing locally in line with traditional recipes.
Danny Ciampini, son of founder John Ciampini, highlighted the importance of a local focus and a customer trend towards quality produce.
“Thirty years ago there was a massive boom in fast food – people wanted food quickly and cheaply. That trend has finished and with the rise of reality TV cooking shows and Gen Y having more money to spend on eating out and entertaining, people are willing to spend more on quality food. That’s where we come in.”
Mondo Doro’s recipes and manufacturing techniques were established through the travelling experiences of founder John Ciampini. John has travelled extensively to create his own niche recipes to set the brand apart.
The only ingredients not 100% Australian are those that give the products their authenticity. (For example, speciality spices from Italy or chilli from India.) John has never written down the recipes, only sharing them with his son who’s taking over the reins. Amazingly, the only time recipes have changed has been to tweak them into gluten-free products.
Why did Mondo Doro choose Kleenheat?
We asked Danny why Mondo Doro chose Kleenheat as their energy supplier:
“One of the main reasons for choosing Kleenheat, apart from competitive pricing, is that we do prefer to support local. As it’s still early days, we’re confident Kleenheat can and will deliver on their services. We are looking forward to working with them for a long time to come.”
Top tips for the perfect Christmas ham from Mondo Doro’s Danny Ciampini
- Use quality, fresh, local pork legs for your Christmas ham. They must be local to WA for guaranteed freshness (as are all of ours).
- It must be treated with love and care when cooking and glazing, not rushed. Our Boneless Ham came first in the state and our Bone-In Ham came second because we don’t cut corners or rush things – even at this time of the year.
- When entertaining family and friends, you want to leave a lasting impression – don’t buy cheap (you get what you pay for).
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