The Gelato Festival World Masters are organized in collaboration with Carpigiani Gelato University and Sigep and now they are heading towards the long-awaited world final. The 5 European qualifying rounds will take place at the Gelato Museum in Anzola Emilia (Bologna, Italy) testing an innovative hybrid organization, which consists of digital streaming and in-person tasting events. The candidates are asked to send there their gelato mixes and the ingredients for decoration and flavouring; the instructors of Carpigiani Gelato University make the gelato following the recipe and under the supervision of each competitor broadcasting from his/her own gelato shop during a live video connection; a jury of professionals from the Gelato World Cup Committee evaluate it during a real time meeting with each candidate, who is asked to offer a detailed description of his/her gelato.
The upcoming events
Here is the calendar of the upcoming events:
June 29, the finals for Spain;
July 6, the finals for the United Kingdom and Austria;
July 8, the finals for Poland;
July 13-14, the finals for the rest of Europe and Mediterranean Area: only 3 candidates will be chosen in this group including gelato artisans from form Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Israel, Morocco, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Hungary.
With regard to Italy, the second semi-final involving more than 70 gelato artisans will take place in September 2021. The Italian Finals with sixteen participants is scheduled for October 2021. The World Finals will be held in December 2021.
The work of the judges at each stage will be streamed on the Gelato Festival Europe Facebook page and on the Gelato Festival YouTube channel.