Professional Gelato Production

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Professional Gelato Production

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Culinary Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Baking Techniques II: Italian Pastry Techniques or equivalent. Unofficial transcript submission required.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course offers students the opportunity of a professional approach to Italian gelato production and a comparison with ice cream, sorbets, sherbets and other churned frozen desserts. The evolution of gelato will be explained to understand the fundamental steps of its development. The difference between ice cream and gelato artigianale will be fully covered in order to give students a sound understanding of the variety of offers commonly found in the market. The structure of the worldwide famous frozen dessert will be analyzed in detail focusing on major and minor ingredients and how they are responsible for the final texture and flavor. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of production and serving temperatures, gelato service and exposition as well as the different balancing formulas related to a variety of suitable ingredients. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare gelato using exclusively fresh, genuine and natural ingredients. Gelato artigianale will be produced starting from different bases, with the application of a variety of ingredients, following the Italian way of production. Attention will be given to gelato production for special dietary requirements, gelato gourmet interpretations, sorbets and original sicilian granita production. 

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