Gelato Festival is Coming from Tuscany to America!!!
Gelato Festival is spreading the culture of Authentic Italian Artisanal Gelato and would like to welcome you to join the fun! Vote for your favorite flavor in competition a lot of Chef and Gelato Artisans will make a unique flavore for Gelato Festival, experience the creation of Italian Gelato and take part in all contests and activities!
When you visit amazing cultural cities like Florence and Rome, there is a central theme displayed on almost every corner… real, authentic Italian gelato. Its heritage dates all the way back to the Italian Renaissance when, in 1559, the Medici family commissioned famous artist and architect, Bernardo Buontalenti to prepare an opulent feast for the visiting king of Spain. For the special occasion Buontalenti created a new frozen dessert, it contained just a few simple ingredients such as milk, eggs and honey. Buontalenti is considered the inventor of this frozen treat known today as gelato.
Today, gelato shops have started popping up all across the United States but artisanal Italian gelato is still widely unknown in the U.S. compared to countries in Europe. Now, Gelato Festival is coming to America to help spread the awareness of gelato.
Since 2010, Gelato Festival has had eight editions with more than 2,000 artisans competing in 60 Festivals all over Europe and has traveled over 32,000 km. Currently, the Gelato Festival is on tour, stopping in eight European cities.
Starting in October of 2017, right after the European Finals hosted in Florence, the organization will hold four competitions in the western part of the United States: Boulder, Santa Barbara, Tucson and Scottsdale. Artisans and chefs will go through a rigorous selection process in order to compete in one of these four stages with a unique, one-time flavor specially created for the Gelato Festival. The winner will then compete in a grand finale with other stage winners.