Two weeks before its North American debut, the Gelato World Tour is pleased to announce the 16 elite gelato flavors to compete for the first ever North American Title May 9-11 at Republic Square in Austin. The Gelato World Tour is a competition and celebration of the ART of FROZEN DESSERTS and has already visited Rome, Valencia, Melbourne and Dubai.
The top 16 gelato flavors in North America, selected by the Chef Damian Mandola and the most expert writer in artisan gelato, Luciana Polliotti, the Gelato Artisans’ names and their shop’s names and locations are as follows:
Visitors and the GWT technical jury will judge these competitors, with the top three moving on to represent the U.S. in the Grand Finale of the Gelato World Tour, in Rimini, Italy, later this year. The gelato will be produced using high-quality ingredients selected by MEC3 and provided by participants of the SFC's Farmers Markets. With free admission to the public, visitors and industry professionals are invited to become gelato aficionados by enjoying lessons, hands-on workshops and delicious instruction on the ancient art of making gelato.
Artisan gelato is made fresh daily with quality ingredients and contains high levels of protein, vitamin B and calcium, making it the ideal calorie cutting frozen treat health-conscious foodies and American moms appreciate. Gelato can also be gluten-free and with no artificial flavoring, making it a safe and scrumptious treat for every American.
The event is organized by Carpigiani Gelato University and the premier expo in artisan food, Sigep-Rimini Fiera. Main partners and leading manufacturers of showcases and ingredients, respectively: IFI and MEC3. The Gelato World Tour is proud to collaborate with local partners at the Sustainable Food Center and the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas.
The proceeds from sampling go directly to the Sustainable Food Center, an Austin, TX based non-profit that creates opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and to participate in a vibrant, local food system. Media credentials, photography, b-roll and more information are available upon request.