Special mention for the creativity to Paulina Pieczykolan of the gelato shop Bagietka in Kostrzyn (PL) with the flavor “Rokitnika”
- The best gelato flavor out of 8 finalists is “Cud Miod Orzeski” by Tomasz Szypula of the gelato shop Lodziarnia pod Orzechem in Baborów
The World Finals of the Gelato Festival World Masters is approaching, the international competition that since 2017 has been traveling the world in search of the best gelato flavours. The final dedicated to Poland took place on July 8th at the Gelato Museum in Italy and was attended by the 8 best gelato shops in the country selected through several events in the last 4 years. The 8 flavors of gelato were evaluated live on the web by a technical jury composed of: Gino Fabbri, pastry chef and coach of the team that won the gold medal at the Pastry World Cup in 2015; Santi Palazzolo, gelato master and pastry chef; Matteo Berti, chef and director of education at ALMA the international School of Italian Cuisine.
The gelato artisan who have won the competition and who will represent Poland in the World Finals scheduled for December 2021 in Italy is:
Tomasz Szypula of the gelato shop Lodziarnia pod Orzechem in Baborów (PL) with the taste “Cud miod orzeszki”, a decadent gelato with greek yogurt, honey and caramelized walnuts.
For the first time since the competition started this year the technical jury decided to give also a special mention for creativity to Paulina Pieczykolan of the gelato shop Bagietka in Kostrzyn (PL) with the taste “Rokitnika”, a fresh and pungent gelato with sea buckthorn.
The event is organized in collaboration with Carpigiani Gelato University, the international gelato school with 20 campuses in 19 countries worldwide, and Sigep, the most important professional trade show in the world dedicated to artisanal gelato, organized by the Italian Exhibition Group.
With regard to Italy, the second semi-final with 76 gelato artisans will take place in September 2021. The Italian Finals with sixteen participants is scheduled for October 2021. The World Finals will be held in December 2021. Media partners of the European Finals: Punto IT, Food Professional Network, Gelato Artigianale, Tutto Gelato, Arte Heladero, Przegląd Piekarski i Cukierniczy, Uniteis News.
The Gelato Festival debuted in Florence in 2010, inspired by the creation of the first gelato recipe by the versatile architect Bernardo Buontalenti in 1559. Since then, the event has expanded its borders, first to the rest of Italy, then to Europe and – starting in 2017 – the United States, with a total of 64 Festivals held, before embracing the entire planet with the world championship of Gelato Festival World Masters 2021.