GELATO COURSE

Come to Florence and find out the secrets of creating the flavors and textures that have been loved all around the world! “Gelato” is the Italian word for ice cream, but for a lot of connoisseurs, gelato is not just ice cream. Or at least, it will taste a bit different than the ice cream you are used to eating back home. Real Italian gelato is not as rich as the kind of ice cream you would buy in any supermarket, and it’s meant to be eaten “fresh”: unlike classic ice-cream, you can’t freeze it for a long time. For a “gelateria” (Italian for gelato shop), the gelato produced on a specific day has to be sold that same day. Italian Gelato is so delicious and refreshing, and all the ingredients are sourced by their origin from all over the world to make each flavor unique.

Overview

1-WEEK PROGRAM
Students will learn the art of making authentic Italian gelato using fresh and natural ingredients.They will get professional training sessions on making different flavors.

Topics:
• The real Italian Gelato
• Composition
• Production Method
• Mix Calculations
• Mix Processing
• Production Cycle
• Freezing
• Lab Hygiene Standards
• Gelato with inclusions and variegations
• Sorbet (outline)
• Gelato Pastry (outline)

From the 2nd WEEK
Students will be able to have an experience as a clerk at a real Italian “Gelateria” (gelato shop), learning about the preferences of the local citizens and the know-how of the correspondences at the shop.

Gelato Course

Gelato Course

>> Detail of Gelato Course

2020/2021
Term Program Fee Starting date Max. number of students
(Min. number of students)
Gelato Course 12-week €6,580 Every Monday
5(1)
Gelato Course 8-week €4,900 5(1)
Gelato Course 4-week €3,250 5(1)
Gelato Course 2-week €2,600 5(1)
Gelato Course 1-week €1,400 5(1)
■Gelato Course fees include:
  • Costs of registration.
  • “Gelateria” material fees.
  • Insurance during "gelateria" training.
  • English interpretation service for the first week.
  • Housing in a shared apartment - twin room (single room available at an extra cost).
  • Housing utilities costs.
  • Italian language lessons for students enrolled in 2-week or longer program.
■Not included:
  • Round-trip airfare.
  • Transportation costs.
  • Personal expenses (for meals, telephone, etc.).


Schedule*

*Schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

1-week Course 2-week Course Day Contents Italian
Language
Check-in Check-in 1 Sun. Housing Check-in
2 Mon. Gelateria training Lessons
3 Tue. Gelateria training
4 Wed. Gelateria training
5 Thu. Gelateria training
6 Fri. Gelateria training
Check-out 7 Sat. Housing Check-out (1-week course)
8 Sun.  
9 Mon. Practical experience at a “gelateria”  
10 Tue. Practical experience at a “gelateria” Lesson
11 Wed. Practical experience at a “gelateria”  
12 Thu. Practical experience at a “gelateria” Lesson
13 Fri.  
Check-out 14 Sat. Housing Check-out (2-week course)  

Gelato Internship

With this program, students can work as intern in a real Florentine “gelateria”.

 

>> Gelato Internship Details

One-Day Course – Homemade Italian Gelato

You will learn how to make the famous Italian gelato, the “Sorbetto” or the “Semifreddo” in a traditional Italian kitchen using only natural and fresh ingredients (3 different flavors).

Fees: please contact the Office of Admissions

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