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Culinary Delights Tour Hits the Gelato Lab

by ExperiencePlus! - Thursday, October 3, 2013 Certified experts in gelato!

The 8 and 11 day ExperiencePlus! Whole Journey’s Culinary Delights tours feature a visit to the lab at the Carpigiani Gelato Museum and University, a fabulous opportunity to study an important (and delicious!) piece of Italian culture. Opened in 2012 the Gelato Museum is dedicated “to the understanding and study of the history, culture, and technology of gelato and the expertise of the innovators who drove its evolution over the centuries”.

 7 Steps to becoming a certified expert in gelato:

Step 1 : time in the classroom.

Gelato Museum photo by ExperiencePlus! tour leader Andrea Garreffa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: trying the hand machine for sorbet, like old times.

Gelato Museum photo by ExperiencePlus! tour leader Andrea Garreffa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: testing out the more modern, larger scale sorbet machine.

Gelato Museum photo by ExperiencePlus! tour leader Andrea Garreffa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: quality control part 1 – probably the most important part of the process.

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Step 5: perfecting the presentation style.

gelato museum - photo by ExperiencePlus! tour leader Anrea Garreffa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: final quality control sampling to note the quality of the texture, consistency, flavor.

Gelato Museum photo by ExperiencePlus! tour leader Andrea Garreffa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7: newly certified gelato experts!

Gelato Museum photo by ExperiencePlus! tour leader Andrea Garreffa