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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).

Opening a gelato shop in China - Part 1
Opening a gelato shop in China - Part 1

Information, tips and advices on how to open a gelato shop in China.

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]. 

Exhibitions
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 and Courses
Training & Professional Development
Training & Professional Development

The raw materials, ingredient and recipes needed to produce a great hand-made gelato, together with ideas and suggestions on how to open and manage a gelato shop, as well as marketing and communication concepts to help establish an excellent relationship with one’s clientele. These are just some of the many factors which a perfect gelato-maker needs to get right.