THE TEST OF THE GELATO WORLD CUP FROM WHICH REAL CHAMPIONS EMERGE
23 – 27 January 2016
SIGEP – Rimini Fiera – Italy
Of the series: everything can be frozen, everything can become a marvellous gelato!
The Mystery Box is perhaps the most intriguing test of the seven foreseen by the rules and regulations of the Gelato World Cup: the gelato artisan of each of the 14 competing teams (Poland, Morocco, Germany, Chile, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Singapore, USA, Switzerland, Uruguay and Italy) is assigned an surprise ingredient and with it – which becomes the key element – he or she must prepare a gelato recipe and make it in a decidedly short space of time. The gelato will then be presented in a moulded cone to the international panel of judges for tasting, while the recipe will be discussed with the technical board members.
This is a very difficult test, but offer the gelato artisans the opportunity of creating a special recipe using unique ingredients, which are the best to be found on the Italian agro-food market, whose companies are often the result of entrepreneurial ingeniousness and are firmly rooted in Italy’s history.
Leonardo Ceschin, the master gelato artisan in the winning team of the 2012 Gelato World Cup comments, “The Mystery Box is a very complex test and the contest on which gelato artisans’ talent, preparation and fantasy are seen.Nothing is improvised, the result must be a high quality product and the details make the difference. So, it shows who is really talented and prepared, who has good taste and sensibility when matching the ingredients. Ceschin adds, “The Gelato World Cup is a great workshop: it’s based on world-level work, preparation, innovation and experimentation, aspects to be studied, and of great value for the entire sector.”