Italian University Spreads The "Gelato Gospel"
Gelato, the thick, creamy, Italian version of ice cream, has taken the world by storm, and people everywhere are looking to get into the business. So, what's the first step? Gelato University, of course!
Since the university was founded in 2003, nearly 7,000 students — more foreigners than Italians — have taken courses ranging from a week to become a gelato maker, to four weeks to earn the title of gelato master.
And artisanal gelato, says Righi, is good business. "To make 1 kilogram of gelato," she says, "you spend in raw materials between 2 and 3 euros every kilogram. And you sell it in Italy minimum at 15-20 euros. So you have got minimum 75 percent of profit margin."