This famous Italian dessert is taking the world by storm, and none can compete eating a scone of gelato on a sunny afternoon in Italy.
If you ever dream of having your own dessert parlor, you could consider the gelato business.
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CGU was founded in 2003 by Carpigiani Group from Italy. Their mission is to spread the gelato culture worldwide by creating gelato professionals throughout the world.
If you choose to take a course in CGU, you will learn all about Italian desserts, from gelatos, frozen yogurts, sorbets, semifreddos, gelato cakes, and pastries.
The internship offered by CGU is a great experience to learn firsthand about gelato production, product storage, sales, cleaning and maintenance of gelateria equipment.
The complete curriculum in CGU (including basic, intermediate, advance, and internship) will take 19 days to complete, a relatively short time to become a gelatiere. But you can also enroll in an individual course, or even only take the internship in CGU’s gelateria. Moreover, they also have a one-day course on artisan gelato making, and online webinars – so you can learn from the comfort of your own home.
Located in Bologna, Italy, CGU also offers courses in their satellite campuses in several cities around the world, including Sao Paolo, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, London, and Singapore. So, there is no reason not to try this unique course.
Gelato is a favorite dessert for many, Research and Markets predicted the sales of artisanal gelato will grow around 7.2% between 2018 and 2023. It means there will be increasing demand for gelatiere all over the globe.
Official Website: Carpigiani Gelato University
CGU teaches how to make true Italian gelato, not ice cream. The difference lies in the main ingredients and techniques.
First, gelato contains less fat than ice cream, because gelato is made from milk, not cream. Next, the sugar level in gelato is less than in ice cream. Gelato usually has around 30% of sugar, while ice cream has around 50% sugar.
Gelato also contains less air and is served at a higher temperature. By containing less air, gelato can maintain its flavor than ice cream. While storage temperature will affect the creaminess of the product. Consequently, gelato has a richer flavor than ice cream. Lastly, ice cream is typically produced in large batch, while gelato only produced in small batch – hence the description “artisanal” product.
In CGU other than gelato, you will learn about sorbet as well. The main difference between sorbet and gelato lies again in the main ingredient. Sorbet is made with water or fruit juice – not milk or cream. Since based on fruit, sorbet is considered healthier than gelato.
Who knows, you may be owning a gelato empire two years from now!