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italian gelato

Aiipa - Gruppo Prodotti per Gelato is the association that brings together 22 of the 80 producers of semi-finished ingredients for gelato operating in Italy, responsible for producing no less than 80% of the entire turnover of the sector (about 450 million euros, and steadily growing).

Guide to open a gelato shop
Guide to open a gelato shop

The hand-made gelato market is very competitive, and if you’re going to make a name for yourself, you will need not only a good high-quality product, but you’ll need to innovate, surprise the customer, and offer a variety of products.  

Interviews
Ernst Knam: the secret to a good gelato is knowing your ingredients.
Ernst Knam: the secret to a good gelato is knowing your ingredients.

After arriving in Italy in 1989, and spending the first two years as chef patissier at Gualtiero Marchesi’s restaurant in Milan, Ernst Knam branched out in 1992 to pursue a solo career. Just a short walk from downtown Milan, he opened up the Ernst Knam “Ancient Art of the Sweet” patisserie [Pasticceria l'Antica Arte del Dolce]. 

Focus on
Opening a gelato shop in the US

Most Americans love Italian food: coffee, pizza, pasta and, more and more in the last years, gelato, a frozen dessert very popular in Italy and all over the world, thanks to its taste and its lightness. 

Leggi
How to use sugars for making hand-made gelato

Sucrose is not the only sugar used for making gelato – in fact there are a variety of sugars, each with its own sweetening and antifreeze properties, and all of them can be used for making hand-made gelato.

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Events
Exhibitions dedicated to food and Italian gelato
Exhibitions dedicated to food and Italian gelato

All over the world there are several exhibitions dedicated to Italian gelato and, more in general, to food. If you want to open a gelato shop. See the best suppliers of ingredients and equipment, or you want to check the latest trends It might be worth a visit.

Training resources
Professional training
Professional training

Training gelato makers and keeping them up to date favours the development and the quality of hand-made Italian gelato: in an increasingly expanding market like that of gelato shops, professionality has become even more vital as a way of meeting the consumer demand for quality.